This is not a good article. Vested interests all over the place.
Unfortunately this is more of an advertisement than a scientific representation of the facts. The article, study, and the doctor are all funded by the makers of Avodart (dutisteride is the active ingredient of Avodart):
"Editor’s note: Dr. Andriole is a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Avodart® and the study’s sponsor."
Take out of this what you will, but this "study" has many flaws. And I admit to being turned off by Andriole's participation...
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas
Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 12/17/2010 2:13:02 PM (GMT-7)