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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: The US Food and Drug Administration is warning companies offering genetic tests for diseases – including prostate cancer – that their claims can’t be backed up by research data.

Mike Scott says the prostate cancer ones are, as yet, not particularly useful, and he sets out criteria for companies to meet as more tests are developed and marketed over the next five years. READ MORE>

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JUNE 6: BUSINESSWEEK:  A top Johnson & Johnson researcher says the company will cure, prevent or stifle cancer by producing better-targeted drugs, paired with improved diagnostic tests. J&J has two compounds in late-stage testing for prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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JUNE 2; AQP: First there was surgery, then chemotherapy and radiation. Now, doctors have overcome 30 years of false starts and found success with a fourth way to fight cancer: using the body’s natural defender, the immune system. READ MORE>

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US COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: RESEARCHERS announced very favourable results for the drug Provenge at this week’s meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research. But that only highlights the shortcomings of the Food and Drug Administration, which has refused to approve the drug, despite previous studies indicating its safety and effectiveness. READ MORE>

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