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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

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(p.1128) 59 Prostate Cancer
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

ELIZABETH A. PLATZ

EDWARD GIOVANNUCCI

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0059

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men and its incidence is rising internationally. Although intensively studied, little is known conclusively about its causes, with the exception of older age, African-American racial group, and family history of prostate cancer. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of prostate cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental and host risk factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   prostate, men, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, causes, family history

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