Patients with advanced prostate cancer that is not responsive to hormone  therapy have received new hope in the form of a prescription medication known as  provenge .

The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved this medicine or vaccine which utilizes the human body's immune system to combat advanced prostate cancer.

The drug is likely to be expensive, does not slow the progress of the disease process and increases life span by a factor of months not years. Nonetheless, treatment options for prostate cancer are always welcome. For more see:

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