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A depression pill from 70 years ago could be used to treat prostate cancer, research suggests

An antidepressant from the Fifties could treat prostate cancer and reduce side-effects of other treatments.

Results of a small trial suggest that the drug phenelzine, which treats depression (by altering levels of brain chemicals that regulate mood) can shrink tumours in men whose prostate cancer has returned.

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