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Medical News & Perspectives
August 1, 2012

New Research Reveals Positive Therapies and Methods for Treating Prostate Cancer

JAMA. 2012;308(5):441-442. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.7960

Recent research suggests physicians treating patients with prostate cancer may soon have more tools in their armamentarium and clearer guidance on how to use some of them. But how effective these tools will be remains unclear.

More therapies will be welcomed, as prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States, lagging behind only lung cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, about 240 000 new US cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, and about 28 000 men will die from the disease.