First report of increased risk of prostate cancer in PD


REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY (AAN) 63RD ANNUAL MEETING, HONOLULU, HAWAII, APRIL 9-16, 2011 – Epidemiological studies have suggested that cancer risk is generally lower in PD patients compared to those without PD (11% vs. 14%), including a lower risk of prostate cancer (RR 0.74) (Driver et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2007; 16: 1260-1265; free full text at The risk of certain cancers (e.g. melanoma) may be higher.

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