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Preventive Benefit of Finasteride for Prostate Cancer Maintained for 16 Years

The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) showed that the use of finasteride, a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, for 7 years reduced the risk for prostate cancer by about 25% compared with placebo.1 A new SWOG study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that the reduced risk for prostate cancer among men in the PCPT assigned to receive finasteride continued throughout 16 years of follow-up.

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source: Cancer Therapy Advisor