16 July 2019

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Race as a risk factor for prostate cancer

African American men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white American men. Genetics is therefore a risk factor for prostate cancer diagnosis. There is also data to suggest that an African American man with prostate cancer is more likely to die from this disease than a white American man. But a new study from the US has shown that it isn’t genetics that is causing poor outcomes in these men.

To read the full article just log into the PCFA Online Community.

If you're not already a member, it is free and easy to join.

Join Online Community Button