Research team identifies a new way to treat prostate cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates there are nearly 300,000 new cases of prostate cancer every year in the U.S., and approximately one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is often treated with androgen deprivation therapy, which lowers testosterone levels to shrink tumors. However, this treatment has side effects including sexual dysfunction and weight gain, and it eventually results in castrate-resistant prostate cancer, a deadlier form that grows even when testosterone levels are low.

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