The Scientist

Date: September 1, 1997

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Office of Special Populations,
National Cancer Institute

Otis Brawley was given a job last June to help plan and guide the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) agenda and ensure that the questions asked by NCI-sponsored scientists are pertinent to all Americans and that questions pertinent to women, the elderly, minorities, and cancer survivors are addressed.

In working with mentors in medical school, Brawley learned that oncology is not a depressing specialty; it is still a relatively young specialty with many opportunities. He is one of the United States' few black medical oncologists who has written and run clinical trials. Since 1991, he has been involved with a prostate prevention trial involving more than 18,000 people. One of his goals is to increase public understanding of...

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