Interesting NCI study: supplements impact prostate cell gene

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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute has release an article that indicates prostate cell genes may be impacted by supplements (selenium, Viatmin E) in as little as 3-6 weeks.
"the study is noteworthy for demonstrating that even short-term exposure (i.e., 3 - 6 weeks) to these agents can affect expression of a majority of the genes interrogated..."
I know there is conflicting information on the use of selenium and vitamin E (and supplements in general). But we need to know what the studies show, even when they contradict each other. Fascinating!
Bill in San Diego
Age 60 (59 when Dx) PSA 4.4
Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)
Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear
HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar
RRP Surgery 9/15/08 La Mesa California
Geason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX
Seminal vesicals, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free
Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present
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PSA (10/13/08): <0.1

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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting article, Bill, thanks for sharing
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
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Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05

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