Prostate cancer drug so effective trial stopped

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    Prostate cancer drug so effective trial stopped
    sfgate ^ | 6/2/12 | Victoria Colliver

    Prostate cancer drug so effective trial stopped

    A new drug for advanced prostate cancer patients has proved so effective that researchers stopped the clinical trial early to give all patients a chance to receive the life-extending medication, according to a UCSF-led study released Saturday.

    The hormone treatment, Johnson & Johnson's Zytiga, when added to a standard steroid therapy doubled the time it takes for the disease to progress in patients treated with the standard therapy alone, said the lead researcher, Dr. Charles Ryan, associate professor of clinical medicine at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
     
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    Effective yes but what are the side effects? Or are we not supposed to care about them?
     
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    When the alternative is death, do you really care about the side effects?
     
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    Whenever Granny puts on her dishwashin' gloves an' tells possum to get ready to cough - he faints dead away...
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    Skin patches 'tackle prostate cancer'
    3 March 2013 - Skin patches which deliver oestrogen into the blood may be a cheaper and safer treatment for prostate cancer than current therapies, a study says.
     
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    Most severe prostate cancer gene mutation found...
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    8 April 2013 - Men with prostate cancer and an inherited gene mutation have the worst form of the disease, research reveals.
     
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    There is no alternative. It is still going to kill them. It will just take a little longer.
     
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    Everything is controlled by genes. This is why gene therapy is going to be so fucking big by the mid point of this century!
     
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    Heart disease is the most common cause of death among prostate cancer survivors...

    Prostate cancer survivors more likely to die of other diseases
    Feb. 10, 2016 - Heart disease is the most common cause of death among prostate cancer survivors, Vanderbilt University researchers said in a new study.
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    Feb. 9, 2016 - High rates of incarceration in a community increase people's number of sexual partners and helps the spread of HIV, a study suggests.
     
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    Get an MRI instead of a biopsy...
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    Prostate biopsies could be avoidable with MRIs: study
    January 20, 2017 • A quarter of men suspected of having prostate cancer could avoid invasive and potentially dangerous biopsies with the help of MRI scans, researchers reported Friday.
     
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