Obesity and prostate cancer risk: gaps in our current understanding, and thoughts on how to close the gaps (Part 2)

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March 24, 2023
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET


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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. In the second of the two-part webinar, two experts addressed 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.


Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D.
Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D.

Professor, Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

Michael Pollak, M.D.
Michael Pollak, M.D.

Alexander-Goldfarb Research Chair in Medical Oncology
Professor, Departments of Medicine & Oncology
Director, Division of Cancer Prevention
McGill University


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

Program Director
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

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

Program Director
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Last Updated
May 11, 2023