Seamus J Teahan

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PURPOSE Increased levels of serum human kallikrein-2 (hK2) and an hK2 gene (KLK2) variant are positively associated for prostate cancer, but the relationships between them remain unclear. We examined five variants of the KLK2 gene to further define its relevance to prostate cancer susceptibility and hK2 levels. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We genotyped 645 men(More)
Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated an inverse association between flavonoid intake and prostate cancer (PCa) risk. The East Asian diet is very high in flavonoids and, correspondingly, men in China and Japan have the lowest incidence of PCa worldwide. There are thousands of different naturally occurring and synthetic flavonoids. However, only a few have(More)
Bicalutamide is a non-steroidal antiandrogen used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Although widely accepted as an androgen receptor antagonist, the mechanism by which it induces apoptosis remains unclear. Defining exact pathways by which bicalutamide induces its apoptotic effects would help to advance its clinical applications. We aimed to (a) examine(More)
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