¢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
Proportionately fewer African-Americans utilize NCI cancer centers
when compared to Caucasians.