Racial/Ethnic Risk Stratification of Prostate cancer risk:
Race has been identified as an important risk factor but it seems to be a substitute for as of yet unidentified genetic markers. The risk of prostate cancer is highest in African Americans and it tends to be more aggressive compared to Caucasians. Asian and Asian Indians/Pakistanis are at lower risk for prostate cancer than Caucasians.16 It is notable that immigration from a low-risk geographic area to a high risk geographic area results in assumption of risk of the higher risk geographic area which suggests that dietary/environmental factors are at play.10,32-34
In summary risk of prostate cancer:
African Americans > Caucasians > Hispanic > South Asians (Indians/Pakistani) > Asians.
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