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  • Posted: 03/06/2014

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Harvard study finds that younger men benefit most from surgery for localized prostate cancer

New study from the Harvard School of Public Health (a member institution of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center consortium) finds a substantial long-term reduction in mortality for men with localized cancer who undergo a radical prostatectomy.

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