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					                                           A Snapshot of


        National Cancer Institute   Prostate Cancer
                                    Incidence and Mortality Rate                                                                        350
                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Prostate Cancer Incidence
                                    Trends
                                                                                                                                        300




                                                                                                            Incidence per 100,000 Men
                                    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer,
                                    other than non-melanoma skin cancer, and                                                            250

                                    the second leading cause of cancer-related                                                          200
                                    death in men in the United States. African-
                                                                                                                                        150
                                    American men have a higher incidence and at
                                    least double the mortality rate compared with                                                       100
                                    men of other racial and ethnic groups.
                                                                                                                                         50
                                    Prostate cancer incidence rates rose
                                    dramatically in the late 1980s, when screening                                                        0
                                                                                                                                              1988         1992          1996         2000         2004           2008
                                    with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test,
                                    which received initial U.S. Food and Drug                                                                         U.S. Prostate Cancer Mortality
                                    Administration approval in 1986, came into                                                          100
                                    wide use. Since the early 1990s, prostate cancer


                                                                                                            Mortality per 100,000 Men
                                                                                                                                         80
                                    incidence has been declining. Mortality rates
                                    for prostate cancer have also declined since
                                                                                                                                          60
                                    the early 1990s.
                                    It is estimated that approximately $9.9                                                               40
                                    billion1 is spent each year in the United States
                                    on prostate cancer treatment.                                                                         20

                                    Source for incidence and mortality data: Surveillance,                                                 0
                                    Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and the                                                       1987        1991          1995         1999         2003           2007
                                    National Center for Health Statistics. Additional statistics
                                    and charts are available at http://seer.cancer.gov/.
                                                                                                                                                Whites                Hispanics*          African Americans
                                    1                                                                                                           Asians/Pacific Islanders*
                                        Cancer Trends Progress Report (http://progressreport.                                                                                      American Indians/Alaska Natives*
                                        cancer.gov), in 2006 dollars.                                                      * Incidence and mortality data not available before 1992.


                                    Trends in NCI Funding for Prostate
                                    Cancer Research
                                                                                                                                        NCI Prostate Cancer Research Investment
                                    The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   $5.12B
                                    investment2 in prostate cancer research                                                                     $4.75B       $4.79B       $4.83B      $4.97B
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5
                                    increased from $293.2 million in fiscal year                                                        350
                                    (FY) 2006 to $300.5 million in FY 2010. In                                                                              $296.1M                   $293.9M     $300.5M
                                                                                                                                        300     $293.2M
                                                                                                                                                                         $285.4M                              4
                                    addition, NCI supported $68.4 million in                                                                                                                                       Billions of Dollars
                                                                                                    Millions of Dollars




                                    prostate cancer research in FY 2009 and 2010                                                        250
                                    using funding from the American Recovery                                                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                                                        200
                                    and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).3
                                    Source: NCI Office of Budget and Finance (http://obf.                                               150                                                                   2
                                    cancer.gov).
                                                                                                                                        100
                                    2
                                        The estimated NCI investment is based on funding                                                                                                                      1
                                        associated with a broad range of peer-reviewed scientific                                        50
                                        activities. For additional information on research
                                        planning and budgeting at the National Institutes of                                              0                                                                   0
                                        Health (NIH), see http://www.nih.gov/about/.
                                                                                                                                                 2006         2007         2008        2009        2010
U.S. DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                                                                                      Fiscal Year
OF HEALTH AND                       3
                                        For more information regarding ARRA funding at
HUMAN SERVICES                          NCI, see http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/recovery/                                                             Prostate Cancer Funding          Total NCI Budget
                                        recoveryfunding.

National Institutes                                                                 Snapshots can be found online at:
of Health                                                        http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/servingpeople/cancer-statistics/snapshots
Examples of NCI Activities Relevant to
Prostate Cancer                                                               NCI Prostate Cancer Research Portfolio
                                                                                                      Scientific Model
• The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer                              Cancer Control,         Systems
  Screening Trial (PLCO), a large-scale clinical trial, is                       Survivorship, and
                                                                                Outcomes Research                              Biology
  determining whether specific cancer screening tests reduce                                                3%
  deaths from these cancers. For prostate cancer, the screening                                 10%                      21%
  method involves digital rectal examination plus the PSA test.
  http://dcp.cancer.gov/plco

• The Prostate Cancer Modeling project, conducted by the
  Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network                                                                                       Etiology
                                                                                                                                   13%        (Causes
  (CISNET), explores the natural history of prostate cancer,                                                                                 of Cancer)

  screening efficacy, screening policy, overdiagnosis, novel
  biomarkers, outcomes of care, and health disparities in                                24%
  screening and treatment. http://cisnet.cancer.gov/prostate/                Treatment
                                                                                                                           9%
• The Prostate Cancer Program, which includes staff from                                                                             Prevention
  NCI’s Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Urologic                                                  20%
                                                                                     Early Detection,
  Oncology Branches, carries out clinical training, research, and                Diagnosis, and Prognosis
  care to improve management of patients with prostate cancer.                   Percentage of Total Dollars by Scientific Area
  http://bethesdatrials.cancer.gov/clinical-programs/prostate_
                                                                                               Fiscal Year 2010
  cancer_program/default.aspx
                                                                            Data source: The NCI Funded Research Portfolio. Only projects with
• The Tumor Microenvironment Network (TMEN) is                       assigned scientific area codes are included. A description of relevant
  exploring the role of the microenvironment—the cells,              research projects can be found on the NCI Funded Research Portfolio
                                                                     Web site at http://fundedresearch.cancer.gov
  molecules, and blood vessels that surround and feed a tumor
  —in tumor initiation and progression. Network investigators
  are studying the interactions between prostate tumors and the
  prostate microenvironment. http://tmen.nci.nih.gov/            • The What You Need to Know About™ Prostate Cancer
• NCI’s Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program supports        booklet provides information about prostate cancer diagnosis
  four Prostate Cancer Epidemiology Consortia that share data      and staging, treatment options, follow-up tests, and
  and conduct research on genetic and environmental factors        participation in research studies. Information specialists can
  contributing to prostate cancer risk and outcomes. http://epi.   also answer questions about cancer at 1-800-4-CANCER.
  grants.cancer.gov/Consortia/tables/prostate.html                 http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/prostate/

• Nine prostate-cancer-specific Specialized Programs of                • The NCI Prostate Cancer Home Page provides up-to-date
  Research Excellence (SPOREs) conduct inter-SPORE                       information on prostate cancer treatment, prevention, genetics,
  scientific studies for the clinical evaluation of biomarkers,          causes, screening, testing, and other related topics. http://www.
  early-phase clinical trials of anti-prostate-cancer agents, and        cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
  development of inter-institutional systems to accelerate prostate
  cancer research. http://trp.cancer.gov/spores/prostate.htm


Selected Advances in Prostate Cancer Research
• Using data from the SEER registry, researchers have confirmed        • In a phase II clinical trial, the targeted therapy cabozantinib
  previous study results suggesting that screening using the             shrank bone metastases in patients with metastatic
  PSA test leads to overtreatment of many prostate cancers,              castration-resistant prostate cancer. http://www.cancer.gov/
  including aggressive treatment in older men considered to be           ncicancerbulletin/053111/page3 and http://www.asco.org/
  at low risk for disease progression. http://www.cancer.gov/            ASCOv2/Meetings/Abstracts?&vmview=abst_detail_view&co
  ncicancerbulletin/072710/page3                                         nfID=102&abstractID=82339

• In a case-control study, researchers demonstrated that use of        • Researchers have determined that active surveillance with
  certain pesticides modifies the association between specific           curative intent may be a reasonable option for older men
  genetic variants and prostate cancer risk. http://dceg.cancer.         with very-low-risk prostate cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
  gov/newsletter/mar2011/0311_scientifichighlights.shtml and             gov/pubmed/21464416
  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20978189

                                                                                                                          Last updated October 2011

				
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