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Nov 22, 2005

One Pill A Day To Beat Prostate Cancer

One Pill A Day To Beat Prostate Cancer
It may be possible one day for some men to pop a pill each day to cut their chances of prostate cancer, as per some researches. These scientists used thousands of prostate biopsy samples to try to identify men at greater risk of developing the disease as well as those more likely to respond to preventative drug treatment.

By analyzing prostate samples from almost 19,000 men, that was collected as part of a seven-year prostate cancer prevention trial of almost 19,000 men in the United States shows that use of a drug called finasteride were 25 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer.

"We think there are variants in that gene which may make men more susceptible to prostate cancer and we also think that there are variants in that gene that may make men more responsive or less responsive to finasteride," Prof Reichardt who is a Molecular biologist Juergen Reichardt, of the University of Sydney.

Finasteride inhibits testosterone from being converted into dihydrotestosterone. Prof Reichardt hopes the study will eventually lead to preventative strategies for men at highest risk of prostate cancer who would benefit the most from taking finasteride.

Fenasteride is available in Australia for treatment of hair loss in male.

Mark      Return to Prostate Cancer Blog Main


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Prostate cancer
The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in male. The tube that carries urine runs through the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the seminal fluid. This fluid protects and nourishes the sperm. Prostate cancer usually starts in the gland cells of the prostate. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma. Prostate cancer is usually a slow disease, but sometimes it can grow fast and spread quickly to other organs.

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