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Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2009 Oct;119(10):648-53.

Do alpha-reductase inhibitors prevent prostate cancer? 2008 practice guideline from the American society of clinical oncology and American urological association.

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  • 1Department of Urology, RWTH University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany.


As new guidelines on the use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) for prostate cancer chemoprevention produced by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Urological Association (AUA) have recently been published, the use of 5-ARIs is becoming of increasing interest. We analyzed the current evidence to support the use of 5-ARIs in the prevention of prostate cancer. We therefore compared the new guidelines of the ASCO and AUA with the current data concerning the use of 5-ARIs in the prevention of prostate cancer. At present, there is still an open debate going on whether or not it is advisable to incorporate the use of 5-ARIs as chemopreventive agents in daily practice.

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