United States military contributions to the National Cancer Institute

Jamey A. Sarvis, Ian M. Thompson

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Abstract

Objective: To review contributions from the Department of Defense and the United States military to cancer research and the National Cancer Institute. Findings: The Department of Defense and the military have a number of programs aimed at cancer research with significant dedication to prostate cancer, such as the Prostate Cancer Research Program and Center for Prostate Disease Research. In addition, the military has significant involvement with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) through the various Cooperative Research Groups. The military has played a critical role in large NCI sponsored multi-institutional clinical trials such as the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) and the Servicemen's Testicular Tumor Environmental Endocrine Determinants Study (STEED). Conclusion: The Department of Defense has demonstrated a consistent commitment to cancer research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-561
Number of pages4
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Research
  • US military

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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