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Results of a new study could prompt a fresh look at a drug that could possibly be used to help prevent prostate cancer.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports:

A hormone blocking drug, found a decade ago to cut the risk of prostate cancer, also raised concern it might increase the risk of dying from an aggressive form of the disease. So Finasteride has been sold instead for other uses: as Propecia, for hair loss and Proscar, for urinary problems. But new analysis spanning 18 years, finds men taking the drug were no more likely to die from prostate cancer than those not taking it. And, 10% of men taking the drug developed prostate cancer, compared to 15% on dummy pills. Results that could prompt the FDA to reconsider its previous denial, for cancer prevention.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.

Editor's Note: The study is published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine