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Genetics of Prostate Cancer (PDQ®)

Changes to This Summary (01/09/2015)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.


Updated statistics with estimated new prostate cancer cases and deaths for 2015 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).

Updated statistics with age-specific probabilities of being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015.

Identifying Genes and Inherited Variants Associated with Prostate Cancer Risk

Updated American Cancer Society as reference 4.

Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment

Updated American Cancer Society as reference 3.

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  • Updated: January 9, 2015