Advancing perspectives on prostate cancer: multihormonal influences in pathogenesis.

Nonandrogenic hormones are implicated in the growth and function of the prostate, which is itself an endocrine gland that synthesizes and secretes hormones and growth factors, including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and prostatic inhibin peptide (PIP). Findings of increased FSH concentrations and receptor expression in diseased prostate tissue suggest… (More)