Inflammation, infection, and prostate cancer.

  title={Inflammation, infection, and prostate cancer.},
  author={Eric A Klein and Robert Silverman},
  journal={Current opinion in urology},
  volume={18 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Recent evidence suggesting that inflammation and infection play a role in the etiology of prostate cancer, and the discovery of a novel virus in men with a genetic susceptibility to prostate cancer is reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS Almost 20% of visceral cancers worldwide have proven infectious causes. There is substantial histologic, molecular genetic, and epidemiologic evidence that infections and inflammation are also important in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer. The R462Q… CONTINUE READING


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