(Guest editors: Prof Roger Kirby and Prof Shu-Jie Xia)
This is a very special issue of the Asian Journal of Andrology (AJA), which has recently become a part of the Nature Publishing Group’s stable. Prostate cancer is unquestionably the most controversial of all the solid malignancies, and we were both proud to be asked to serve as guest editors for this one-off publication. Accordingly, we have commissioned reviews from some of the best researchers and most experienced clinicians and combined these with state-of-the-art research papers. Prostate cancer is best regarded as a continuum, from the earliest microfoci of malignancy to hormone-relapsed disease, and in this special issue we have tried to cover as many aspects as possible of this progressive disease.