Prostate cancer in the African American: is this a different disease?

@article{Powell1998ProstateCI,
  title={Prostate cancer in the African American: is this a different disease?},
  author={Isaac J. Powell},
  journal={Seminars in urologic oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={221-6}
}
Age-adjusted mortality rates from prostate cancer between 1991 and 1995 are approximately two times worse among African-American men than Caucasian men. Age-specific mortality rates from prostate cancer are reported to be three times greater among African-American men compared with Caucasian men between the ages of 40 and 60 years. These statistics lead one to ask whether the difference in outcome is secondary to a more rapidly growing prostate cancer among African-American men compared with… CONTINUE READING