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Adding Hormone Therapy Helps

Hormone suppression plus radiotherapy significantly decreases recurrence and mortality in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer, researchers reported in Cancer (2009; published online ahead of print).

Patient Not Told of Ominous Finding

Mr. G, a 60-year-old nonsmoker, went to the hospital to have stones removed from his bladder. It was a simple enough procedure. His urologist, Dr. D, had ordered all the pre-op tests, including the chest x-ray mandated by the state for every patient over 50 who would be undergoing anesthesia.

New Vaccine May Prolong HRPC Survival

ORLANDO—A new therapeutic vaccine called Prostvac-VF may prolong survival in men with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), according to new data presented here at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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