Heart Drug Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk

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Johns Hopkins scientists and their colleagues paired laboratory and epidemiologic data to find that men using the cardiac drug, digoxin, had a 24 percent lower risk for prostate cancer. The scientists say further research about the discovery may lead to use of the drug, or new ones that work the same way, to treat the cancer.

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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (2011, April 3). Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk, holds potential for therapeutic use. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 4, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2011/04/110403090254.htm
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