PCTC Study Ended Early on Finding Proscar Significantly Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk
August 01, 2003
WASHINGTON- Researchers have closed the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) 15 months early after finding that men who took Proscar (finasteride) had a 25% lower risk of developing the disease, compared with men given placebo. "This trial proves that prostate cancer, at least in part, is preventable. It is a huge step forward for cancer research," Peter Greenwald, MD, DrPH, director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Prevention, said at a press conference announcing the results.