Hypothesis 1:African-Americans with newly diagnosed prostate cancer have a higher incidence of mortality and morbidity compared to Caucasians after controlling for age, stage, grade and treatment modality

Hypothesis 2:Patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, receiving care at NCI designated Cancer Centers have a lower incidence of mortality and morbidity, irrespective of race and ethnicity, when compared with those treated at non-NCI cancer centers.

Hypothesis 3:African-Americans and Caucasians receiving care at NCI-designated cancer centers have comparable mortality and morbidity.

Hypothesis 4: Proportionately fewer African-Americans utilize NCI cancer centers when compared to Caucasians.