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Familial History of Prostate Cancer Strongly Linked With Early-Onset Disease

Brittany Cote
Published: Monday, Mar 30, 2020

Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, MPH, PhD, Wayne State University

Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, MPH, PhD

While the risk of prostate cancer varies by family history, it is strongly associated with early onset of disease, according to results of a large, population-based, family database study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Future studies should utilize the 3 identified subtypes to discover new genes of prostate cancer that can be used in genetic screening and risk assessment, the investigators concluded.
Beebe-Dimmer JL, Kapron AL, Fraser AM, et al. Risk of prostate cancer associated with familial and hereditary cancer syndromes [published on March 24, 2020]. J Clin Oncol. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.02808

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