Major prostate cancer breakthrough thanks to simple test which shows if a man has the aggressive form of the disease

  • There are higher levels of the protein NAALADL2 in aggressive tumours
  • Finding means doctors can identify those tumours that are likely to pose a deadly threat and which need to be tackled with intensive treatment
  • Currently the aggressiveness of a tumour can only be loosely identified meaning some patients have debilitating treatment that is not necessary

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