Treating prostate cancer
The men’s room
MOST cancers are equal-opportunity killers. Some, though, are perforce sex-specific. Breast cancer is rare in men. And prostate cancer is obviously absent from women. Recent years have seen a plethora of new drugs—starting in 1998 with Herceptin—for treating breast tumours that are threatening to get out of control. No such breakthrough has happened with prostate cancer. Though easily treated if caught early, late-stage prostate cancer is serious and often fatal. But that may be about to change.
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