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Aussie Research Finds Three-Drug Combo With AstraZeneca’s Casodex Kills Prostate Cancer

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Australian researchers report that a combination of three prostate drugs is effective in killing cancer cells with fewer side effects than current drugs. The combination centers AstraZeneca's Casodex (bicalutamide) in low doses to make either of the other two drugs 10 times more effective in their treatment of advanced prostate cancer. The researchers said their laboratory experiments indicate none of the three drugs is as effective in killing prostate cancer cells if used alone. The other drugs used in the experiments were inhibitors 17AAG and Merck's Zolinza (vorinostat). The scientists have begun Phase I clinical trials on the combination. (Click here for more
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