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Prostate cancer

03 February 2011

Prostate cancer treatment, new guidelines

A new experimental test may someday help doctors with one of the most vexing problems in cancer therapy: identifying which prostate cancer patients need aggressive treatment.

A new experimental test may someday help doctors with one of the most vexing problems in cancer therapy: identifying which prostate cancer patients need aggressive treatment.

The dilemma results in overtreatment - for example that about 48 men are treated for every life saved, says Dr Ronald DePinho of the Dana-Farber Cancer Centre in Boston.

 

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