New research from the Institute of Cancer research, have shown that men who suffer with prostate cancer have a higher risk of developing the more aggressive form of the disease, if they also have the BRCA2 gene.

This gene is already linked to hereditary breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. The new evidence suggest that men with this gene are not just more likely to get prostate cancer, but are more likely to have the aggressive form.

They suggest that for these men it would be better to treat the disease aggressively, even in the early stages, with surgery or radiotherapy.