Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Vogel, W., Maier, C. and Paiss, T. 2006. Prostate Cancer. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Prostate cancer is a complex disease with an etiology attributed to both genetic and environmental factors. Hereditary prostate cancer is thought to be caused by multiple high-risk genes following a complex or polygenic pattern. Low-risk genes may be involved in a significant proportion of sporadic prostate cancers.
- hereditary prostate cancer;
- genetic epidemiology;
- linkage analysis;
- high-risk genes;
- association studies