Lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, or dying from, prostate cancer by major ethnic group in England 2008-2010

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Lloyd, Therese, Hounsome, Luke, Mehay, A., Mee, Sarah, Verne, Julie and Cooper, Alison 2015. Lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, or dying from, prostate cancer by major ethnic group in England 2008-2010. BMC Medicine. 13 (171).
AuthorsLloyd, Therese, Hounsome, Luke, Mehay, A., Mee, Sarah, Verne, Julie and Cooper, Alison
Abstract

Background

In the UK, a man’s lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is 1 in 8. We calculated both the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer by major ethnic group.
Methods

Public Health England provided prostate cancer incidence and mortality data for England (2008–2010) by major ethnic group. Ethnicity and mortality data were incomplete, requiring various assumptions and adjustments before lifetime risk was calculated using DevCan (percent, range).
Results

The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is approximately 1 in 8 (13.3 %, 13.2–15.0 %) for White men, 1 in 4 (29.3 %, 23.5–37.2 %) for Black men, and 1 in 13 (7.9 %, 6.3–10.5 %) for Asian men, whereas that of dying from prostate cancer is approximately 1 in 24 (4.2 %, 4.2–4.7 %) for White men, 1 in 12 (8.7 %, 7.6–10.6 %) for Black men, and 1 in 44 (2.3 %, 1.9–3.0 %) for Asian men.
Conclusions

In England, Black men are at twice the risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer compared to White men. This is an important message to communicate to Black men. White, Black, and Asian men with a prostate cancer diagnosis are all as likely to die from the disease, independent of their ethnicity. Nonetheless, proportionally more Black men are dying from prostate cancer in England.

JournalBMC Medicine
Journal citation13 (171)
ISSN1741-7015
Year2015
PublisherSpringer Nature
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0405-5
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0405-5
Publication dates
Online30 Jul 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Nov 2018
Accepted22 Jun 2015
Accepted22 Jun 2015
Copyright information© 2015 The authors. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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