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F.D.A. Panel Rejects Expanded Use of Prostate Drug
New York Times

The question before the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday was path-breaking: Would it recommend that the labels of two drugs be changed to say that they can reduce a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer?

If the drugs were approved for that purpose, they would be only the second class of cancer-prevention drugs on the market — the first being drugs like tamoxifen that block estrogen and reduce the risk of breast cancer.