Prostate Cancer Approaches, Treatment Evolve In Asia Amid Wider Therapy Shifts
While multiple new approaches and drugs are being developed for different stages of prostate cancer globally, many remain unavailable across Asia Pacific markets, despite a rising overall incidence of the disease. Two specialists recently shared with Scrip their views on treatment issues and optimum approaches in this fast-changing environment, and how they see the broader role of existing and new therapies developing given recent clinical results and practice.
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