Obesity and prostate cancer risk: gaps in our current understanding, and thoughts on how to close the gaps (Part 1)

Event Type:
February 28, 2023
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Event Series

Obesity and Cancer

The role of obesity in prostate cancer risk is unclear. Many studies point to men with obesity having a lower overall risk, but a greater risk of aggressive disease and death. As the most common cancer (other than skin cancer) in men both in the United States and worldwide, more research is urgently needed. Over the course of two one-hour webinars, four experts will address 1) what is known regarding the epidemiology, nutrition, and basic and clinical science of prostate cancer risk; 2) gaps in our current understanding; and 3) challenges and possible approaches to close the gaps.

Reference: Obesity and prostate cancer: a narrative review.

Part 1: February 28, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Part 2: March 24, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

This webinar is part of the NCI Obesity & Cancer Webinar Series, which aims to foster cross-disciplinary research on obesity that can help prevent, treat, and/or control cancer.

Reasonable Accommodations
Closed captioning will be available to all participants. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact ncidccpsbrpadvances@mail.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.


Stephen J. Freedland, M.D.
Stephen J. Freedland, M.D.

Staff Physician, Durham VA Medical Center
Professor of Urology
Warschaw, Robertson, Law Families Chair in Prostate Cancer
Director, Center for Integrated Research on Cancer and Lifestyle (CIRCL)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D.
Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D.

Professor and Program Head
Cancer Prevention Program
Division of Public Health Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center


Sharon Ross, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Director
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Edward Sauter, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical and Program Officer
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Last Updated
March 02, 2023