A team of Finnish researchers has identified a signature of SNPs associated with genetic predisposition to prostate cancer that could be used to determine which men with benign prostate hyperplasia are at risk of later developing malignant disease.

In a recent study, which the group presented in a poster at the annual European Association of Urology congress in Milan last month, the team identified 10 markers with a statistically significant association to risk of developing prostate cancer for men who currently have BPH.

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