Prostate Cancer Prevention and Finasteride: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Howard Parnes

Date Posted: 

Monday, May 13, 2019

In 2003, results from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT)—an NCI-funded randomized clinical trial with nearly 19,000 participants—showed that men aged 55 and older who used the drug finasteride daily for 7 years had a substantially reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.

In this interview, Howard Parnes, M.D., of NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention and a PCPT investigator, talks about the findings from these subsequent studies and what they mean for the use of finasteride today.

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