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The majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the PSA-screening era are eligible for active surveillance and is often the initial therapy in men with low-risk prostate cancer. Active surveillance may reduce unnecessary treatments for patients without increasing risk of prostate cancer mortality.123 However, Black men represented only 7%-13% in these prospective cohort studies. Compared to White men, it has been previously shown that Black men have an increased prostate cancer incidence, higher baseline prostate-specific antigen value, more aggressive prostate cancer features, greater frequency of biochemical recurrence after treatment, and higher overall cancer-specific mortality.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research