Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is more likely to develop in older men and in African-American men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older, and it is rare in men under 40.
While the majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will live a long time, challenges remain in choosing the best treatments for individuals at all stages of the disease. The National Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Project was inaugurated in 2020 to fund innovative researchers who are working to advance our understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat prostate cancer. Prostate cancer research funding is badly needed to fuel the progress we have already made which will enhance finding a cure.
Prostate Cancer Project
Current and Past Grants
National Cancer Center has been proud to award grants to many fine research organizations. We know that a cure lies in research and we are committed to supporting as many research projects as we can.
Varadha B Venkadakrishnan, Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
PROJECT: Collaboration between EZH2 and DNA methyltransferase to drive lineage programming in advanced prostate cancer