Follow-up report confirms benefits of finasteride therapy

08/26/2013 | AAFP News Now

A New England Journal of Medicine report said follow-up data from a study of finasteride that ended in 2003 showed it can reduce the overall risk of prostate cancer in men who were regularly screened for the disease. The study update confirmed results of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial and found that an increased risk of high-grade cancer associated with use of the drug did not have an effect on mortality.

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