Decision analysis of dutasteride use for patients with negative prostate biopsy
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Clinicians who are willing to treat at least 23 patients with dutasteride for 2 years to avoid 1 prostate cancer diagnosis should offer dutasteride after initial negative biopsy. Clinicians not willing to do so might consider dutasteride for its additional benefit of reducing unnecessary biopsy, although this benefit is apparent only under very restrictive conditions. It is difficult to justify extending treatment with dutasteride for >2 years.