PCa prevention with 5-ARIs: What to tell patients

March 1, 2004

A major breakthrough in the field of prostate cancer research was announced last summer. For the first time in a randomized clinical trial, a drug was found to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Widely reported headlines such as "Drug might prevent prostate cancer, researchers say" (USA Today, June 25, 2003, page 1) were tempered by reports of the drug's "disturbing" side effects.