Genetic predisposition to prostate cancer: possible explanations for ethnic differences in risk.

@article{Shibata1997GeneticPT,
  title={Genetic predisposition to prostate cancer: possible explanations for ethnic differences in risk.},
  author={Atsuko Shibata and Alice S. Whittemore},
  journal={The Prostate},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={65-72}
}
BACKGROUND It seems unlikely that the large ethnic differences in prostate cancer risk can be explained completely by ethnic differences in diet or other lifestyle characteristics. Instead, the differences may be due to ethnic variation in endogenous factors, such as androgen metabolism or inherited susceptibility. METHODS We have reviewed the literature for evidence and support of ethnic variation in genetic susceptibility to prostate cancer as a reason for the ethnic differences in rates… CONTINUE READING

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