Distant family history an effective predictor of prostate cancer, study says

January 8, 2015 5:56 PM

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Distant family history an effective predictor of prostate cancer, study says

Prostate cancer incidence among distant relatives on both sides of a man’s family can help predict whether he will develop the disease, suggests a new study published in the journal Prostate.

"Family history is a substantial risk factor for prostate cancer," study author Lisa Cannon-Albright, genetic epidemiology professor at the University of Utah, said in a news release. "But typically, a clinician will ask a patient whether there are any people in the family with prostate cancer, poss...

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