UCI Seeks 200 Men for Prostate Research

The UC Irvine Clinical Cancer Center is looking for 200 men to participate in a nationwide research program on prostate cancer.

Those accepted for the program will be tested with the drug finasteride, which some researchers believe may prevent prostate cancer.

Applicants should be between 55 and 70 years old and do not necessarily have to be suffering from prostate cancer. Participants will be part of a nationwide preventive study of 18,000 men sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.

The disease is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. There are about 165,000 new cases and 35,000 deaths reported each year from prostate cancer.

For more information call (714) 456-8464.

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