Male pattern baldness and prostate cancer risk in a population-based case-control study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, Volume 34, Issue 2, p.131-5 (2010)


2010, Adult, Aged, Alopecia, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Population Groups, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, RISK, Washington


Male pattern baldness (MPB) and prostate cancer (PCa) share commonality as prevalent, heritable and androgen-related conditions. Studies exploring the relationship between the two conditions have been inconclusive. Using a population-based, case-control study of PCa, we explore the relationship between early-onset MPB and PCa risk.