To investigate any association between prostate cancer stage and ethnicity. We conducted a retrospective cohort study utilizing data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute. Inclusion in the study cohort required a diagnosis of prostate cancer from 1973 - 2005 with the data reported to SEER. Our cohort included 371,748 men with prostate cancer (304,867 non-Hispanic whites, 41,108 African Americans, 11,412 Hispanic Americans, 3,107 Chinese Americans, 5,033 Japanese Americans, 4,097 Filipino Americans, 1147 Hawaiians and 977 American Indians). Compared to non-Hispanic whites, all seven races possessed significantly less stage III disease, and significantly more stage IV disease, at diagnosis. Compared to non-Hispanic whites, all seven races that were investigated possessed significantly more stage IV disease at diagnosis.
Key words: Prostate cancer, ethnicity.
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