NorTwinCan

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

The NorTwinCan team sought to develop new methodology that will more accurately estimate the heritability of prostate cancer. Using novel statistical methods, the results indicate that prostate cancer, which is the most heritable cancer, may have an even greater genetic component than had previously been estimated.

The Heritability of Prostate Cancer in the Nordic Twin Study of Cancer. Hjelmborg JB, Scheike T, Holst K, Skytthe A, Penney KL, Graff RE, Pukkala E, Christensen K, Adami HO, Holm NV, Nuttall E, Hansen S, Hartman M, Czene K, Harris JR, Kaprio J, Mucci LA. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May 8.