Behavior of total and free serum testosterone as a predictor for the risk of prostate cancer and its aggressiveness.

@article{Regis2015BehaviorOT,
  title={Behavior of total and free serum testosterone as a predictor for the risk of prostate cancer and its aggressiveness.},
  author={Lucas Regis and Jacques Planas and Ana Celma and Ines Maria de Torres and Ricard Ferrer and J M S{\'a}nchez Morote},
  journal={Actas urologicas espanolas},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={573-81}
}
CONTEXT Serum testosterone is mostly bound to the sex hormone-binding globulin and albumin. A small metabolically active part is present in the form of free testosterone (FT). The relationship between serum total testosterone (TT) levels and prostate carcinogenesis is debated. Our hypothesis is that the serum FT concentration is more closely associated with the risk of prostate cancer (PC) and its aggressiveness than TT. OBJECTIVE To analyze the scientific evidence that relates serum TT and… CONTINUE READING