Prostate Cancer

  • K. Pummer
  • P. Pürstner
  • G. Lanzer
  • U. Pätzold
  • H. L. Auner
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Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is one of the most common visceral cancers in males. It was estimated that in 1992 132,000 new cases were diagnosed in the United States and 34,000 prostatic cancer deaths occurred [1]. At the time of presentation, more than 50% of newly diagnosed patients either have locally advanced or metastatic disease. It is also widely recognised, however, that the prevalence of prostatic cancer found at autopsy largely surpasses the prevalence of clinically detectable disease [2]. In simple terms, there is a 14-fold greater risk of developing prostate cancer than there is of dying from it [31.


Prostate Cancer Natural Killer Prostate Specific Antigen Natural Killer Activity Estramustine Phosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Pummer
    • 1
  • P. Pürstner
    • 2
  • G. Lanzer
    • 3
  • U. Pätzold
    • 3
  • H. L. Auner
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitätsklinik für UrologieKarl Franzens UniversitätGrazAustria
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik für Gynäkologie und GeburtshilfeKarl Franzens UniversitätGrazAustria
  3. 3.Department für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie der Chirurgischen UniversitätsklinikKarl Franzens UniversitätGrazAustria

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