Germline mutation analysis of the androgen receptor gene in Finnish patients with prostate cancer.


PURPOSE Steroid hormones, particularly androgens, are suspected to have a major role in prostate carcinogenesis. Since androgen receptor mediates androgenic effects on cells and recent studies suggest that the androgen receptor gene is a putative prostate cancer susceptibility locus, we screened the coding region of the androgen receptor gene for germline… (More)


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