What and Why: the new drug is genistein. Genistein is found in soy beans, and men who eat soy may have less prostate cancer. In the laboratory genistein prevents prostate cancer cells from moving about, and also causes them to die. Because genistein appears to have these beneficial effects in the laboratory, we want to test whether it will exert them in men who have prostate cancer.
You may qualify to participate in this study if you:
Volunteers will take a pill once a day for a total of three months, starting either before or after surgery. Taking part in this study will not delay your surgery. The effects of treatment upon your prostate tissue will then be examined by laboratory tests.
If you want to learn more about this study, please contact either April Turner or Raymond Bergan at 312-908-5284.
Department of Medicine