Prostate Cancer Drug So Effective at Prolonging Life, Trial is Stopped

Prostate Cancer Drug So Effective at Prolonging Life, Trial is Stopped

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StethoscopeA 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.

(READ the story from San Francisco Chronicle)

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