Published in Drug Law Weekly, October 5th, 2004
If future studies show their test - measuring the level of activity of a signaling pathway called Hedgehog - can predict which prostate cancers will spread, the results could revolutionize decision-making processes for prostate cancer patients, the researchers said.
Most prostate cancers grow slowly, making "watchful waiting" a common alternative to immediate surgical removal of the prostate. However, there's no sure-fire way to tell whose cancer will stay put in the gland, and whose will be...
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