Newswire (Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Received: Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:48:31 AM CDT)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- New research on Oncology - Prostate Cancer is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Mobile, Alabama, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are remarkably higher in African-American men as compared to their European-Americans counterparts. Despite these recognitions, precise causes underlying such prevalent racial disparities remain poorly understood."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Southern Alabama, "Although socioeconomic factors could account for such differences up to a certain extent, it is now being increasingly realized that such disparity has a molecular basis. Indeed, several differences, including genetic polymorphism, gene mutations, epigenetic modifications, miRNAs alterations, etc., have been reported in malignant prostate tissues from patients of diverse racial backgrounds."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Here, we attempt to provide a molecular perspective on prostate cancer racial disparities by gathering available information on these associated factors and discussing their potential significance in disproportionate incidence and clinical outcomes."

For more information on this research see: Racial disparities in prostate cancer: a molecular perspective. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark, 2017;22():772-782. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark can be contacted at: Frontiers In Bioscience Inc, 16471 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92618, USA (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Bhardwaj, University of Southern Alabama, Mitchell Canc Inst, Dept. of Oncol Sci, Mobile, AL 36604, United States. Additional authors for this research include S.K. Srivastava, M.A. Khan, V.K. Prajapati, S. Singh, J.E. Carter and A.P. Singh.

Keywords for this news article include: Mobile, Alabama, United States, North and Central America, Prostatic Neoplasms, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, University of Southern Alabama.

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