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Treating the primary tumor can improve survival in men whose prostate cancer has spread

By: Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Disease New research has shaken up a time-honored strategy for treating advanced prostate cancer thatís begun to metastasize, or spread. Doctors ordinarily treat these cases with systemic therapies designed to kill off metastatic tumors appearing throughout the body. But they donít use local therapy to treat the primary tumor in the prostate. Thatís because the primary tumor ó unlike the metastases that it…

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