Source: W.A. Sakr, et al. Eur.Urol. 30: 138, 1996.
Professor Sakr and colleagues, in collaboration with the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, removed the prostate glands from 525 consecutive male trauma victims dying in Detroit during the early 1990s. The whole prostates were step-sectioned at 2-3 mm intervals. Sakr and colleagues determined that the frequency of latent prostate cancer foci increased with age and was appreciable, even in young men. Latent cancers were found with equal frequency in Caucasian and African-American men (see chart above).