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STD could increase risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection passed on during i ntercourse. Scientists at the [b]University of California[/b] found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory, reports [s]The Independent[/s]. However, [b]Cancer Research UK[/b] said it is too early to add prostate cancer to a list of other cancers caused by infections. The reports notes that this research follows a study conducted by the [b]Harvard School of Public Health[/b] in 2009, which found a quarter of men with prostate cancer showed signs of trichomoniasis and were more likely to have advances tumours.

[link url=http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/prostate-cancer-could-be-a-sexually-transmitted-disease-scientists-say-9400601.html]Full report in The Independent[/link]
[link url=http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/05/15/1321884111.abstract?sid=fdc96c19-c26d-4581-8803-c41b27793d65]PNAS abstract[/link]
[link url=http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2009/09/09/jnci.djp306.abstract?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=trichomonas+vaginalis&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT]JNCI abstract[/link]

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