Epidemiology, genetics, and risk for (aggressive) prostate cancer

A couple of papers presented in the past few days at meetings of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) provide us with interesting (if potentially confusing) information about risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer treatment in southwestern Georgia: race and a rural environment

A new study just published in Urology seems to confirm facts that have previously been identified in earlier studies of how men elect to get treated for localized prostate cancer in parts of the USA with a high proportion of African American residents and relatively low income levels. … READ MORE …

Environmental (prostate) cancer risk: controversy and unanswered questions

On May 6 this year, the President’s Cancer Panel issued its annual report for 2008-09, entitled Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now. This report has stirred immediate controversy. … READ MORE …

Cancer development and the cellular environment

For the serious student of the biological sciences, the idea that the immediate, internal, biological environment can profoundly impact the ability of any type of cell to grow and evolve is hardly new. … READ MORE …

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