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Screening does not reduce prostate cancer deaths

Screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths, but the risk of overdetection and overtreatment is considerable, concludes a 20-year study published in the British Medical Journal today.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Cancer
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Medicare to pay for $93,000 prostate cancer drug

(AP) -- Medicare officials said Wednesday that the program will pay the $93,000 cost of prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that gives men suffering from the disease an extra four months to live, on average.

dateMar 30, 2011 in Health
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