African-American Prostate Cancer Disparities

Zachary L. Smith, Scott E. Eggener, Adam B. Murphy

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Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to examine prostate cancer racial disparities specific to the African-American population. Recent Findings: African-American men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, present at an earlier age; are more likely to have locally advanced or metastatic disease at diagnosis; and have suboptimal outcomes to standard treatments. Summary: Prostate cancer treatment requires a nuanced approach, particularly when applying screening, counseling, and management of African-American men. Oncological as well as functional outcomes may differ and are potentially due to a combination of genetic, molecular, behavioral, and socioeconomic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number81
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017


  • African-American
  • Prostate
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate-specific antigen


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