Asthma and risk of lethal prostate cancer in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

@article{Platz2015AsthmaAR,
  title={Asthma and risk of lethal prostate cancer in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Platz and Charles G. Drake and Kathryn Mary K Wilson and Siobhan Sutcliffe and Stacey A Kenfield and Lorelei A. Mucci and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Walter C Willett and Carlos Arturo Camargo and Edward L. Giovannucci},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={949-58}
}
Inflammation, and more generally, the immune response are thought to influence the development of prostate cancer. To determine the components of the immune response that are potentially contributory, we prospectively evaluated the association of immune-mediated conditions, asthma and hayfever, with lethal prostate cancer risk in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. We included 47,880 men aged 40-75 years with no prior cancer diagnosis. On the baseline questionnaire in 1986, the men… CONTINUE READING
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