Genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer.

@article{Narod1999GeneticEO,
  title={Genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer.},
  author={Steven A Narod},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1999},
  volume={1423 1},
  pages={F1-13}
}
A family history of prostate cancer is a consistent risk factor for prostate cancer, and can also be used to predict the presence of prostate cancer among asymptomatic men who undergo PSA screening. Approximately 5% of cases of prostate cancer have a familial component. The genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer is complex, and genes on chromosome 1 and X chromosome contribute to familial aggregation. Neither of these prostate cancer susceptibility genes have been identified, but are the… CONTINUE READING

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