Prostate cancer drug extends life by four months.

The treatment, discovered is one of a very few treatments that can help men in the final stages of the disease. It represents a breakthrough because it was previously thought that hormone therapy did not extend life for those with advanced prostate cancer.

n a clinical trial of 1,195 men with prostate cancer who had stopped responding to standard hormone therapy as well as chemotherapy, those given the new treatment survived for nearly 15 months – about four months longer than those given a placebo. They also experienced less pain. Read more…

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