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New prognostic model predicts survival in advanced prostate cancer

  • Posted: October 21, 2013

For men with advanced prostate cancer that has progressed after taking hormones and undergoing chemotherapy, getting an accurate prognosis is critical to determine the next steps for treatment. Now researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have developed a tool for doctors to forecast the potential survival of individual patients, enabling them to better and rapidly assess whether to try additional rounds of treatment or seek clinical trials. The findings are published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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