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Prostate Cancer

ELIZABETH A. PLATZ and EDWARD GIOVANNUCCI

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0059
Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men and its incidence is rising internationally. Although intensively studied, little is known conclusively about its causes, with the exception of older age, African-American racial group, and family history of prostate cancer. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of prostate cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental and host risk factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: prostate; men; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; causes; family history

Chapter.  29305 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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