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ASCO18: Abiraterone for advanced prostate cancer may be more effective for black men than white men

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A prospective clinical trial, involving 100 men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, has demonstrated that black men experience a greater and longer lasting response to the hormone treatment abiraterone (Zytiga®) compared with white men. Furthermore, black men were more likely to have a decline in PSA and had a 5-month longer median time to PSA worsening than white men (16.6 vs. 11.5 months).
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