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Genetics of Prostate Cancer (PDQ®)

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Last Modified: 11/10/2014

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Identifying Genes and Inherited Variants Associated With Prostate Cancer Risk

Revised Table 4, Prostate Cancer Susceptibility Loci Identified Through Genome-wide Association Studies in Men of European Ancestry, to include a study that validated associations for several single nucleotide polymorphisms already reported in this table (cited Teerlink et al. as reference 195).

Revised Table 6, Inherited Variants Associated With Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness, to include the results from a study that showed an association between rs2735839 and prostate cancer aggressiveness (cited Bensen et al. as reference 227).

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