Prostate cancer disparities in South Carolina: early detection, special programs, and descriptive epidemiology.

@article{Drake2006ProstateCD,
  title={Prostate cancer disparities in South Carolina: early detection, special programs, and descriptive epidemiology.},
  author={Bettina F Drake and Thomas E. Keane and Catishia M Mosley and Swann Arp Adams and Keith T. Elder and Mary V. Modayil and John R. Ureda and James R. H{\'e}bert},
  journal={Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={102 7},
  pages={241-9}
}
Available evidence suggests that there may be qualitative differences in the natural history of PrCA by race. If this is true then additional etiologic research is needed to identify places in the causal chain where we can intervene to lower PrCA rates in AA men. South Carolina may prove to be a useful context in which to study prostate cancer etiology, because of the presence of unique environmental exposures. For example, soil selenium and cadmium concentrations unique to South Carolina might… CONTINUE READING

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