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Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment

Researchers say social and cultural factors play a significant role in patients' prostate cancer treatment decisions. A new study published in the May 1, 2005 issue of CANCER (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, finds non-medical variables, such as marital status, high school education, and race/ethnicity may play a larger role in patients' treatment decisions than previously believed.

Full Aricle: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-03/jws-cas032305.php

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