Contemporary risk profile of prostate cancer in the United States

Yu Hsuan Shao, Kitaw Demissie, Weichung Shih, Amit R. Mehta, Mark N. Stein, Calpurnyia B. Roberts, Robert S. Dipaola, Grace L. Lu-Yao

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National-level data that characterize contemporary prostate cancer patients are limited. We used 2004-2005 data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program to generate a contemporary profile of prostate cancer patients (N = 82541) and compared patient characteristics of this 2004-2005 population with those of patients diagnosed in 1998-1989 and 1996-1997. Among newly diagnosed patients in 2004-2005, the majority (94%) had localized (ie, stage T1 or T2) prostate cancer and a median serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level of 6.7 ng/mL. Between 1988-1989 and 2004-2005, the average age at prostate cancer diagnosis decreased from 72.2 to 67.2 years, and the incidence rate of T3 or T4 cancer decreased from 52.7 per 100000 to 7.9 per 100000 among whites and from 90.9 per 100000 to 13.3 per 100000 among blacks. In 2004-2005, compared with whites, blacks were more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age (mean age: 64.7 vs 67.5 years, difference = 2.7 years, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.5 to 2.9 years, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1283
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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