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URO TODAY: Canadian researchers have found significant links between prostate cancer and a range of agricultural and gardening chemicals also used at various times in New Zealand.

These include DDT, simazine, lindane, dichlone, dinoseb amine, malathion, endosulfan, 2,4-D, 2,4-DB, and carbaryl. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Researchers in Canada have reviewed the vast range of drugs now being used to treatment prostate cancer. These include:

  • drugs that induce androgen deprivation, that is, LHRH antagonists;
  • more active or less toxic chemotherapy agents;
  • immunologic approaches, including passive and active immunization;
  • drugs that target the androgen receptor and/or androgen synthesis;
  • drugs that target specific pathways, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors, angiogenesis inhibitors, endothelin antagonists and matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors;
  • and antioxidants and cell cycle inhibitors.

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URO TODAY: The medical costs of prostate cancer have been  calculated by Canadian researchers using data from more than 40,000 patients, with the conclusion that diagnosis and death stages are the most expensive. READ MORE>

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