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Sara S. Strom, Ashish M. Kamat, Stephen K. Gruschkus, Yun Gu, Sijin Wen, Min Rex Cheung, Louis L. Pisters, Andrew K. Lee, Charles J. Rosser and Deborah A. Kuban Influence of obesity on biochemical and clinical failure after external-beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer Cancer 107

Version of Record online: 26 JUN 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22025

In the current study it was found that obesity was an independent predictor of biochemical and clinical failure among 873 prostate cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. The findings validate the important role of obesity in prostate cancer progression and suggest a link to the biologic basis of tumor progression that can be therapeutically exploited.

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