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Many Prostate Cancers Will Not Need Treatment
Date:2/13/2008

s 86 percent of those who received SRT and 82 percent of those who received SRT plus hormone therapy.

Men whose PSA doubling time (the amount of time it took for PSA levels to double from when in first becomes detectable) was six months or less had the greatest benefit.

"If another study was able to replicate our data, it could lead to clinical trial that would eventually support a way to determine who should get immediate adjuvant radiation and who could wait until the time of recurrence to have SRT," Trock said. "The question is, could a benefit be achieved in some of these men if you waited to see whether they recurred or not?"

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There's more on prostate cancer at U.S. National Cancer institute.



SOURCES: Feb. 12, 2008, teleconference with Grace Lu-Yau, Ph.D., cancer epidemiologist, Cancer Institute of New Jersey and associate professor, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Public Health, and Bruce Trock, M.D., associate professor, urology, epidemiology, oncology and environmental health sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore


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