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Prostate cancer

01 April 2010

Study Revives Debate on Prostate Drug

Experts disagree on whether medication cuts cancer risk

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The results of the four-year study of the effect of Avodart on prostate -- financed by Glaxo, which markets the drug -- seem to mirror those of a 19,000-participant study in 2003 of finasteride (Propecia), which found a 25 percent lower incidence of prostate cancer among men who took that drug than among those who took a placebo.

 

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