Genetic Tool Predicts Age-specific Risk for Developing Prostate Cancer

Brotherhood of the BalloonResearchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have validated a more comprehensive genetic tool for predicting age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer.

Brotherhood of the Balloon, a COMPPARE Partner Organization, told their BOB Tales summer newsletter readers about the genetic score, tested in a multi-ethnic dataset of 80,491 men, which was shown to be associated with age of onset of prostate cancer, as well as with age at death from prostate cancer.

Read their excellent article here.

The Brotherhood of the Balloon (BOB), a 10,000-member organization of prostate cancer patients from all 50 states and 39 countries, was formed in December 2000 by Bob Marckini and several other patients of the Loma Linda University Proton Treatment Center. Learn more about BOB.