Accession Number : ADA507069


Title :   Reduction of Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 2004-14 Nov 2008


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN FRANCISCO


Personal Author(s) : Daniels, Nicholas


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA507069


Report Date : 01 DEC 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Prostate inflammation or infection may increase the risk of prostate cancer. As antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat prostatitis and urinary tract infections (UTIs), our objective was to assess whether their use decreases the risk of prostate cancer. We conducted a case-control study among men with incident prostate cancer (N=65 cases) and without prostate cancer (N=195 controls) at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs medical center (VAMC) between June 1996 and June 2006. Neither total antibiotic use nor total anti-inflammatory use reduces the risk of prostate cancer (P >0.05). Our analysis did not reveal a relation between use of antibiotics or NSAIDs and the risk of prostate cancer.


Descriptors :   *BLACKS(RACIAL GROUP) , *PROSTATE CANCER , *REDUCTION , CHEMOTHERAPY , ANTIINFLAMMATORY AGENTS , DISINFECTION , STEROIDS , URINARY SYSTEM , PREVENTION , INFLAMMATION , DRUGS , ANTIBIOTICS


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE