Key clinical point: Black race appears to be a key risk factor for prostate cancer in younger men.
Major finding: Black men younger than age 55 years undergoing prostate biopsies were 5.6 times more likely than other men to have a positive biopsy result.
Study details: Retrospective analysis of 564 men.
Disclosures: The study received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Nettey reported having no financial disclosures.
Source: Nettey OS et al. AUA 2018 (American Urological Association annual meeting). Abstract MP 21-17.
Nettey OS et al. AUA 2018 (American Urological Association annual meeting). Abstract MP 21-17.
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