Should active surveillance for PCa be used more cautiously for black men?

A study presented at the 2013 American Urological Association annual meeting found that black men on active surveillance (AS) for initially diagnosed low-risk prostate tumors are more likely to experience disease progression and to abandon AS compared with non-black men.

In addition, evidence from prior studies has led some researchers to hypothesize that prostate cancer may be biologically more aggressive in black men than white men. One study supporting this hypothesis showed that prostate biopsies from black men express higher levels of aggressive disease biomarkers than prostate biopsies from white men.

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