Family history of prostate cancer and obesity in relation to high-grade disease and extraprostatic extension in young men with prostate cancer.

@article{Rohrmann2003FamilyHO,
  title={Family history of prostate cancer and obesity in relation to high-grade disease and extraprostatic extension in young men with prostate cancer.},
  author={Sabine Rohrmann and W. W. Roberts and Patrick Walsh and Elizabeth A. Platz},
  journal={The Prostate},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={140-6}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about predictors of prostate cancer severity in young men. Therefore, we examined whether family history and obesity influence risk of high-grade disease and extraprostatic extension in men < 55-years old. METHODS Four hundred ninety-eight men aged < 55 years who had had a radical prostatectomy (1992-1999) by one surgeon were mailed a survey in 2000 to assess family history of PCa and anthropometrics. Body mass index (BMI = kg/m(2)) was calculated as an indicator of… CONTINUE READING