New Research Looks at Higher Rates of Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

Categories: Summer/Fall 2017

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Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that African-American men had a 30-43% chance of developing prostate cancer, compared to 24-29% in the general population. Also, African-American men were 44-75% more likely to have cancer that spread beyond the prostate when they were diagnosed. This indicates that African-American men are more likely to develop fast-growing cancers. The authors suggest that African- American men have a baseline PSA test at least three—and up to nine—years earlier than men in the general population.

Cancer. 2017 Jun 15;123(12):2312-2319. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30687. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

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