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SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 -- Black men with advanced prostate cancer who get chemotherapy may live longer than white men, a new study suggests.

Data from nine trials including more than 8,000 men with advanced prostate cancer showed that survival for black men was initially the same as for white men -- an average of 21 months..


At the time of his diagnosis, both Fred and Diane Slape believed the cancers were the result of his having worked next to an open burn pit during both his tours to Afghanistan as a mechanic. The doctors told them that the cancers were normally seen in patients in their 70s or 80s.