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Our main data source is CSP, the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program.  White or African American with newly diagnosed prostate cancer cases from 1998-2003 were identified through the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program.  In LA county, there were only three NCI designated cancer centers, Norris, UCLA and City of Hope. Other hospital characteristic information are currently being abstracted from the Office of State Health Planning Department including teaching status, bed size, average length of stay, Urban vs. Rural, racial distribution and poverty level.