Other Pharmaceutical Agents in the Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the Western world and second commonest cause of death in males. Clinically significant prostate cancer takes two decades to develop. This long natural history of the disease lends itself well to modification by agents—dietary and therapeutic. Prostate cancer represents an ideal target for nutritional prevention due to its long latency, high incidence, tumor marker availability (prostate-specific antigen, PSA), and identifiable preneoplastic lesions and risk groups.

Keywords

Placebo Cholesterol Zinc Aspirin Testosterone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyNorfolk and Norwich University HospitalNorwichUK

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