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About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer primarily affects men over the age of 50.(3) It is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in many western countries and its incidence is increasing. Worldwide, more than 670,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, accounting for one in nine of all new cancers in men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after lung cancer.(4) HRPC affects approximately 60,000 new patients in the US alone each year.(5)
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(1) James, M.D. ZD4054, a potent, specific endothelin A receptor antagonist, improves overall survival in pain-free or mildly symptomatic patients with hormone-resistant prostate cancer (HRPC) and bone metastases.
(2) Morris, C.D. et al. Specific inhibition of the endothelin A receptor with ZD4054: clinical and pre-clinical evidence. British Journal of Cancer. 2005: 92
(3) Kirby RS et al. Prostate cancer and sexual function. Prostate
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