Navigation Links
Genes may play role in risk assessment for prostate cancer among Hispanics and caucasians
Date:5/14/2008

PHILADELPHIA Genetic differences may explain the greater risk for prostate cancer among Caucasian men compared with Hispanic men, which could help clinicians predict who is more likely to develop the disease, according to a paper published in the May 15, 2008, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Currently, the most common method for assessing risk for prostate cancer is the prostate specific antigen test, but this method can identify tumors that may not be a threat to the health of a man and misses other tumors.

Men typically have this test after they turn 50 years old, and it can spot a tumor that may not cause a problem in a mans lifetime if left untreated. It could be more likely that a man will die from heart disease or some other ailment before his prostate cancer would kill him. At this point, it is not possible to accurately tell which tumors will be the more aggressive ones with our current screening tests. This mean that we may be screening and treating some men unnecessarily, said Kathleen Torkko, Ph.D., an instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado Denver. The goal of research like this is to better classify a disease so we can move toward better management and treatment.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer and one of the 10 leading causes of death among American men. Compared with white men, Hispanic men have higher rates of cancer overall, but the rate of prostate cancer among Hispanic men, falling just above Asian Americans, is one of the lowest.

This may be due to the fact that we simply are not looking enough because Hispanic men may not have access to screening or could be reluctant to undergo some of the screening procedures that are becoming routine among Caucasian men, said Torkko.

Torkko and colleagues observed 932 white men and 414 Hispanic men from south Texas. They analyz
'/>"/>

Contact: Jeremy Moore
Jeremy.moore@aacr.org
267-646-0557
American Association for Cancer Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
2. Interaction of just 2 genes governs coloration patterns in mice
3. Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis
4. Study finds blocking angiogenesis signaling from inside cell may lead to serious health problems
5. Smoking turns on genes -- permanently
6. Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring
7. Hebrew SeniorLife researchers search for aging, osteoporosis genes
8. UT Southwestern researchers identify hundreds of genes controlling female fertility
9. Genes and environment grant funds close look at nature-nurture overlap in common diseases
10. Jumping genes could make for safer gene delivery system
11. Genes from the father facilitate the formation of new species
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... ROBERTS, Washington , January 20, 2015 ... and tech stocks, releases video from the CES 2015 (Consumer ... consultant Apollo Robbins . Apollo shows how ... biometric smart wallet, a product of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015   EyeLock, Inc. , a market leader of iris-based ... Gerber to the new role of Senior Vice President ... development of mobile platforms and wearable solutions for EyeLock,s technologies. ... in the semiconductor industry to his role at EyeLock, with ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fx4bg3/the_global ) has ... Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets" report to their ... This insight provides an overview of ... Watermarking aims to control and monitor piracy by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3EyeLock Names Steve Gerber as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables 2The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2
... have invented a superthin "nanoglue" that could be used ... semiconductor wafers) would break before the glue peels off," ... his fellow researchers have filed a provisional patent. ... Pan,s nanoglue, which conducts heat and can be printed, ...
... the complexities of biological networks, such as the way in ... by researchers in China. The team,s algorithm could allow biologists ... work and what goes awry with such networks in various ... networks everywhere in technology, in nature, in our bodies. They ...
... Washington, D.C. -- Plant science is key to addressing the ... Carnegie,s David Ehrhardt and Wolf Frommer. In a Perspective published ... that the development of new technology is key to transforming ... Plants serve as the conduit of energy into the biosphere, ...
Cached Biology News:Unraveling biological networks 2The future of plant science - a technology perspective 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... Denville, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... shearing technologies such as the Bioruptor® and complete ... semi-automation system for chromatin immunoprecipitation, alleviating the need ... reagents and controls needed for ChIP of histones ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015   Cypher Genomics, Inc., the leading ... SQNM ), the leading molecular diagnostics company, ... noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Through this agreement, Sequenom ... to advance analysis of clinically-relevant fetal sub-chromosomal variants ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015   GenoSpace , a precision ... tools to enable the broad use of genomic, imaging and ... the appointment of Michelle Munson , CEO of Aspera, ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The report “Service Quality Management and ... Provider Type - Global Advancements, Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis ... analysis and forecasting of revenues. , Browse 152 ... and in-depth TOC on “Service Quality Management (SQM) and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... 2011 Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... products targeting the extracellular matrix , today announced that ... in New York. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, September ... to the live webcast or a replay of the presentation, ...
... carbon material, which combines both graphene and SWNTs, ... have been discovered by researchers from Aalto University ... graphene materials have attracted enormous interest from a ... with the idea to create a novel hybrid ...
... 21, 2011 Generex Biotechnology Corporation,s (OTCBB: GNBT) ( ... ), today announced that its lead drug candidate AE37, ... for the treatment of breast cancer, is featured in ... in a story titled "A New Ally Against Cancer" ...
Cached Biology Technology:Halozyme Therapeutics to Present at the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference on September 28 2New hybrid carbon material discovered 2Antigen Express' AE37 Cancer Vaccine Featured in Scientific American 2Antigen Express' AE37 Cancer Vaccine Featured in Scientific American 3Antigen Express' AE37 Cancer Vaccine Featured in Scientific American 4
... analysis in a modern flow cytometer, a ... are differentially labeled with fluorescent probes. However, ... used for cell labeling are broader than ... flow cytometers filters. Thus, the fluorescence signal ...
This free-standing laminar flow hood provides a vertical flow of HEPA-filtered air to create a clean processing area. It includes a fluorescent light and motorized sliding shield. Options include wor...
... ,Product Information , ... high quality, general purpose shaker with economical analog ... models in the line, the Orbit LS features ... Electronic controls are utilized for setting speed and ...
This modular laminar flow hood forces air through a 99.99% efficient HEPA filter to create a clean processing area. Configurations are available with vertical or horizontal flow; options include a wo...
Biology Products: