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Drug Cuts Prostate Cancer Rate, Study Finds

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Drug Cuts Prostate Cancer Rate, Study Finds

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Drug Cuts Prostate Cancer Rate, Study Finds

Drug Cuts Prostate Cancer Rate, Study Finds

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Researchers halt a federally financed study of the prostate-shrinking drug finasteride 15 months early, saying results so far prove the drug can also reduce a man's chance of developing prostate cancer by 25 percent. But the study also found that men who develop the disease while taking the drug have a higher chance of getting more aggressive tumors. NPR's Richard Knox reports.