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Selenium shows no benefit in prevention of lung cancer
Date:6/5/2010

s not an effective chemoprevention agent in an unselected group of lung cancer patients, and it's not something we can recommend to our patients to prevent a second cancer from developing or recurring," said Karp. "These findings also remind us that never smokers may represent a unique disease and should be an area for special consideration for research focus.

"Given our results and that of SELECT, physicians now can point to two large NCI-sponsored Phase III trials and tell patients that, at this time, the only definitive studies that have been conducted have been negative," said Karp.


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Contact: Laura Sussman
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832-264-8893
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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