PROSTATE CANCER TRENDS
WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
Men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer both earlier in life and at an earlier stage of disease, a recent analysis published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals. Arthur Burnett, a urologist and prostate cancer expert at Johns Hopkins, comments.
BURNETT: The main points of the article are we are actually getting a better insight into what kinds of patients we’re seeing with the current trends for diagnosis for prostate cancer. It tends to be that we are seeing patients who are younger in age and patients who are being diagnosed with earlier stage disease essentially. There’s also some racial comparisons. Looks as though while both Caucasian and African American sides there are earlier diagnoses, but at the same time there are still some slight differences that persist, namely among African Americans there’s still slightly more risk profile. :30
Burnett says data remain to be gathered on whether earlier diagnosis actually translates into improved survival for men with prostate cancer. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.