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Obesity Is Associated With Less Favorable Outcome After Radiation Therapy For Prostate Cancer


6/26/2006 12:42:53 PM

Obese men with prostate cancer are at higher risk for treatment failure after primary radiation therapy, according to a new study. Published in the August 1, 2006 issue of CANCER (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study reveals that each incremental increase in body mass index (BMI) increased the risk for clinical or biochemical failure. The study is the first to investigate the association between obesity and post-radiotherapy outcome.

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