A Prostate Cancer Prevention Pill Looks Safer
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By Ingfei Chen

A Prostate Cancer Prevention Pill Looks Safer

Yet questions remain about finasteride's true long-term risks and benefits

By Ingfei Chen


It seemed a Faustian deal: In 2003, the $73 million Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) found that a pill called Proscar (finasteride) cut the incidence of prostate tumors—mainly the slow-growing, low-grade types—by almost 25 percent. But it also slightly boosted the incidence of the deadliest prostate cancers.

Last September, ...



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