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AdMeTech Hails New Research That Shows Promise of MRI to Discriminate Aggressive Prostate Cancer From Dormant Disease
Date:3/9/2010

younger. Prostate cancer strikes as many as 1 in 6 American men and has become even more common than breast cancer (striking 1 in 8 women). However, national investment in research is lagging behind and men do not have accurate, life-saving diagnostic tools akin to mammograms. The lack of accurate diagnostic tools has caused prostate cancer to become both a patient care crisis and a socio-economic problem. In addition to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, underdiagnosis is widespread. Indeed, under-estimation of prostate cancer spread and aggressiveness leads to prostate cancer recurrence and progression in as many as half of all the men undergoing treatment. Even though prostate cancer can be cured if detected early, an American man dies from prostate cancer every 19 minutes.

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