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Subject:  Re: What is to be gained........? Date:  4/26/2007  2:32 PM
Author:  mauser96 Number:  30763 of 93462

"adding 4 months of misery in metastatic prostate ca. falls into the latter category, imho. " That's the mean , 4.5 months, and there are quite a few people now living way beyond that with few symptoms.That's not my opinion, it's the opinion of patients like Mr Garcia who spoke at the AC meeting. Then there's that 14 month mean survival when used with tax. Certainly it's worth taking the Provenge,since it helps symptoms for a while and has no downside. A cure would be nice, but we don't have that yet, so patients should be offered a choice. Some might choose nothing, but that should be their choice, not the choice of a paternalistic FDA or urologist.

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