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Researchers develop tool to determine individual risk of prostate cancer overdiagnosis

Studies have found that prostate cancer is overdiagnosed in up to 42 percent of cases, prompting men to receive unnecessary treatment that can cause devastating side effects, including impotence and incontinence. Now, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington have developed a personalized tool that can predict the likelihood of prostate cancer overdiagnosis.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/fhc…

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