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The Heterogeneity of Prostate Cancer: Implications for Research

  • Andrew C. von Eschenbach
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Abstract

Cancer does not treat all its victims equally. Some progress rapidly from diagnosis to death; in others the disease advances almost imperceptibly. This variation in malignant expression is certainly apparent from one type of cancer to another. In the case of melanoma and basal cell carcinomas of the skin, for example, even the same tumor type may act differently in two patients. As a model of heterogeneity, prostate cancer is of particular importance because of its variable behavior in patients belonging to various minorities (Young et al. 1984).

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Prostate Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Osseous Metastasis American Black Malignant Tumor Type 
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