Prostate Cancer’s Aggressive Nature in Black Americans Suggests Need for More Personalized Screening

Prostate Cancer’s Aggressive Nature in Black Americans Suggests Need for More Personalized Screening
The higher rates at which black men are dying of prostate cancer may be linked to faster disease progression, according to a new study. The results suggest that African-Americans should be screened more frequently and at younger ages. The study, “Is prostate cancer different in black men? Answers from three natural history models,” appeared in the journal Cancer. Black men in the United States are known to have a 60 percent higher risk of developing prostate cancer compared to white men — and their chances of dying from this cancer are twice as high. Researchers at the University of Michigan's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ce
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