Purdue study of cholesterol-metabolism suggests new diagnostic, treatment approach for aggressive prostate cancer
- Posted: March 5, 2014
Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that could bring new diagnostic and treatment methods.
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