Special Issue "Prostate and Men's Heath"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tag Keun Yoo
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Guest Editor
Department of Urology, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul 13135, Korea
Interests: prostate disease; urologic oncology
Dr. Jun Ho Lee
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Assistant Guest Editor
Department of Urology, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul 13135, Korea
Interests: andrology; sexual medicine; neurourology; male urology; general urology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Prostate diseases, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer, are closely related to men`s health.

BPH is caused by nonmalignant, unregulated growth of the prostate gland, and it is a major cause of lower urinary tract symptoms. BPH occurs in 15% to 60% of men aged more than 40 years and increases with age. BPH is known to be associated with an increase in the risk of falls, sleep disorders, psychological conditions, activities in daily life, and sexual activities.

Prostate cancer is a complex disease characterized by an altered cell signaling pathway that triggers uncontrolled growth and differentiation. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States.

Besides BPH and prostate cancer, there exists a third condition known as prostatitis, which is inflammation of congestion of the prostate, related to and more likely to occur in a younger age group.

As it has been mentioned above, prostate diseases are a global public health problem, regardless of age. However, despite extensive research efforts, the etiology of BPH or prostate cancer has not been fully established. Additionally, the development of better strategies of prevention, detection, and treatment is needed.

We would like to invite manuscripts relating to novel strategies of prevention, detection, and treatment in prostate disease as well as manuscripts deciphering the molecular and biochemical development and epidemiologic aspect of prostate diseases. This issue, on the whole, will focus on the understanding of prostate diseases.

Dr. Tag Keun Yoo
Dr. Jun Ho Lee
Guest Editors

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  • Prostate disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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