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Genetic differences may cause higher rates of prostate cancer in African-American men

Moore, Jeremy American Association for Cancer Research (2011) Genetic differences may cause higher rates of prostate cancer in African-American men. Press Release. UNSPECIFIED.

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Genetic differences in prostate cells seem to be a root cause of the prostate cancer disparities between African-American men and white men, according to findings presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept. 18-21, 2011. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among U.S. men, with occurrences and mortality rates higher in African-American men compared to white men. "There are a lot of socioeconomic and environmental factors that create differences in levels of prostate cancer in these two groups," said Bi-Dar Wang, Ph.D., assistant research professor of pharmacology and physiology at…


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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Press Release)
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetic differences, prostate cancer, disparities, African-American men
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Research > Genetics and Race
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    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 10:25
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 10:25
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3247

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