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Researchers find prostate cancer drug byproduct can fuel cancer cells

20:00 EDT 24 Jun 2018 | AAAS

(Cleveland Clinic) A genetic anomaly in certain men with prostate cancer may impact their response to common drugs used to treat the disease, according to new research at Cleveland Clinic. The findings may provide important information for identifying which patients potentially fare better when treated with an alternate therapy.In a newly published study, researchers found that abiraterone, a common prostate cancer drug, yields high-levels of a testosterone-like byproduct in men with advanced disease who have a specific genetic variant.

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