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This advisory was approved by the American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee on September 18, 2009, by the American Cancer Society on September 4, 2009, and by the American Urological Association on September 4, 2009.
This article has been copublished in Circulation. 2010;121:(In Press).
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The writing group made the following disclosures:
Peter Berger is a consultant to Accumetrics,* Eli Lilly & Co/Daiichi Sankyo,* PlaCor,* and The Medicines Company.*
Robert H. Eckel is on the speakers' bureau of Innovia (Sanofi-Aventis-sponsored event), and has a research grant and is a consultant to Sanofi-Aventis.*
Arthur I. Sagalowsky is a consultant to Bioniche/Parexel,* and is on the data monitoring committee for the Bioniche* bladder cancer trial
Matthew R. Smith receives research support from the Lance Armstrong Foundation† and the Prostate Cancer Foundation† and is a consultant to GTX†