Prostate cancer, insulin, and androgen deprivation therapy

  title={Prostate cancer, insulin, and androgen deprivation therapy},
  author={P{\"a}r Stattin and Rudolf Kaaks},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={1814 - 1815}
Sir, In a recent paper, Lehrer and co-authors report that levels of serum insulin were significantly higher in men that the authors defined as high risk prostate cancer patients in comparison to patients with low or intermediate risk (Lehrer et al, 2002). Patients were assigned to risk category according to an evaluation of local tumour stage, tumour differentiation and serum level of prostate specific antigen (PSA). In essence, low risk patients had small tumours of high differentiation and… CONTINUE READING


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