Prostate Tissue Banking
As the most common non-dermatologic malignancy affecting males in the Western world, and the second leading cause of male cancer-related deaths, the importance of prostate cancer research needs little justification . Epidemiologic reports have described the significant heritability of such malignancies, with one twin-study attributing 42 % (CI 29–50 %) of prostate cancer cases to heritable factors . Genome-wide linkage analyses of germline single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) continue to uncover many low-risk genetic associations with prostate cancer . These findings are being supplemented with expression arrays in an effort to identify individual somatic mutations such as TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusions  as well as more global gene expression profiles.
KeywordsProstate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Prostate Cancer Case Global Gene Expression Profile Robotic Prostatectomy
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