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Drugs May Help Healthy Men Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
Date:2/24/2009

n-cancerous conditions.

While supporting the guidelines, panel co-chair Dr. Paul F. Schellhammer noted that while 5-ARIs may decrease the risk of getting prostate cancer, it is not known whether these drugs reduce death from the disease.

"However, the demonstrated effect of 5-ARIs in reducing prostate cancer incidence makes it reasonable to recommend them for use to prevent the disease," he said in the same news release.

The guidelines are scheduled to appear in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and The Journal of Urology.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about prostate cancer.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Urological Association, news release, Feb. 24, 2009


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