New Genetic Risk Test for Prostate Cancer

Using a comprehensive analysis of all the genetic risk data concerning prostate cancer for African American men, Dr. Chris Haiman of the University of Southern California and his team of over 200 researchers were able to determine that it was possible to create an affordable test, based solely on a man’s saliva or blood sample, to assess his risk of developing prostate cancer. The challenge now is to optimize the accuracy of this test and design a way to deliver it to all men.

Information about this test is available from the following link from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. You can also use the following link to sign up for the Smith Polygenic Risk Test and other related information.

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