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Textbook of Prostate Cancer: Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:192

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  1. Neville W Harrison, consultant urological surgeon
  1. Brighton

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    Eds Amir V Kaisary, Gerald P Murphy, Louis Denis, Keith Griffiths

    Martin Dunitz, £75, pp 384

    ISBN 1 85317 422 X

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    The demonstration by Huggins and colleagues in 1941 of the effects of castration on prostate cancer was a breakthrough that won a Nobel prize and generated great optimism that cancer could be cured. As evidence gradually accumulated there was a reluctant realisation that hormone manipulation, despite its sometimes dramatic effects, is only a palliative treatment; there were to be few substantial advances in the management of prostate cancer …

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