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Prostate Cancer Vaccine May Get FDA Approval
Date:4/27/2010

vents the production of the male hormone testosterone, are on the horizon and will compete with Provenge for new treatment regimens, he added.

According to American Cancer Society estimates, there are more than 192,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, and 27,360 men die from the disease.

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in American men, after skin cancer. More than 2 million American men who have had prostate cancer at some point are still alive today, and the death rate is going down, and the disease is being found earlier, according to the cancer society.

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For more on prostate cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.



SOURCES: J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society; Mark Soloway, M.D., professor and chair of urology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


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