The molecular basis of prostate carcinogenesis

Smitha Dutt, Allen C Gao

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This review on prostate cancer is an attempt to update the reader on the current information we have on the disease. There are no definite cures yet for prostate cancer and the exact mechanism of development is far from clear. However, over the years, the information obtained on the disease has increased due to the unceasing flow of research data. In the following pages, you will be briefed on the basic characteristics of prostate cancer, the characterization of the genomic regions affected, the candidate genes involved, the secondary sites of metastases such as bone and the models that have been developed to investigate the disease in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Molecular Basis of Human Cancer
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781597454582
ISBN (Print)9781934115183
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Basal cells
  • Epidemiology
  • Familial cancer
  • Genetic factors
  • Glandular tissues
  • Luminal cells
  • Needle biopsy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate carcinogenesis
  • Prostate-specific antigen test
  • Prostatitis
  • Transrectal ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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