Geographic patterns of prostate cancer mortality. Evidence for a protective effect of ultraviolet radiation.

@article{Hanchette1992GeographicPO,
  title={Geographic patterns of prostate cancer mortality. Evidence for a protective effect of ultraviolet radiation.},
  author={C L Hanchette and Gary G. Schwartz},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 12},
  pages={2861-9}
}
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most prevalent nonskin cancer among men in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. The cause of prostate cancer remains obscure. Recently it was hypothesized that low levels of vitamin D, a hormone with potent antitumor properties, may increase the risk for clinical prostate cancer. METHODS Because the major source of vitamin D is casual exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the authors examined the geographic… CONTINUE READING