Genset SA, Centre de recherche génomique, 91030 Evry.
Genetic epidemiology studies have suggested the responsibility of genetic factors in prostate cancer susceptibility. The development of genomic and high throughput genetic studies has allowed the recent identification or localization of such susceptibility genes. Furthermore, these technologies have contributed to outstanding advances in somatic genetics of prostate cancer. The goal of the present review is to disclose contributing technologies to and results of genetic studies of prostate cancer.