Prostate cancer prevention with 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors

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Abstract

Testosterone gets converted into the more potent 5-[alpha]- dihydrotestosterone by 5-[alpha]- reductase. dihydrotestosterone (DHT) controls prostate mitotic activity and potentially prostate carcinogenesis. Interventions that inhibit 5-[alpha]-reductase have potential as preventive agents for prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Cancer Prevention
EditorsHans-Jorg Senn, Florian Otto
Pages109-114
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 2011

Publication series

NameRecent Results in Cancer Research
Volume188
ISSN (Print)0080-0015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Parekh, D. J. (2011). Prostate cancer prevention with 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors. In H-J. Senn, & F. Otto (Eds.), Clinical Cancer Prevention (pp. 109-114). (Recent Results in Cancer Research; Vol. 188). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10858-7_9