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Radiation therapy outcomes better for African-American than Caucasian prostate cancer patients

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While popular beliefs and population data suggest that African-American men are at higher risk of dying from prostate cancer than Caucasian men, a new analysis of genetic data from a large prospective registry and clinical data from several randomized trials indicates that African-American patients may have comparatively higher cure rates when treated with radiation therapy. Findings will be presented in a news briefing today at 12 p.m. from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

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