Endogenous sex hormones and prostate cancer: a collaborative analysis of 18 prospective studies.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 100, Issue 3, p.170-83 (2008)


2008, Aged, androgens, Androstenediols, Androstenedione, Case-Control Studies, Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE, estradiol, Glucuronides, Gonadal Steroid Hormones, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Research Design, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, TESTOSTERONE


Sex hormones in serum have been hypothesized to influence the risk of prostate cancer. We performed a collaborative analysis of the existing worldwide epidemiologic data to examine these associations in a uniform manner and to provide more precise estimates of risks.