It has become clear that scientific discoveries and technological advances leading to novel practices are occurring more quickly than they can be assessed by either clinical trials or scientific evaluation. Nonetheless, important breakthroughs have been made in the development of new treatments with significant implications for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. Providing a broad scientific background, The Prostate: New Concepts and Developments covers topics ranging from basic biology to the regulatory mechanisms that control abnormal growth and progression to metastasis. The book includes coverage of issues concerning the medical management of prostate diseases such as gene therapy and immunotherapy. Internationally recognized experts summarize their knowledge and provide an extensive, up-to-date review of the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of BPH and prostate cancer.Combining clinical trial data with the personal experience of the contributors, the book reviews the advances in knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of proliferation and metastasis at the molecular level and charts the future for more effective modalities in the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate disease. A comprehensive and clearly written text, illustrated throughout, this is a welcome addition to the busy clinician's armamentarium.