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Title: The selenium and vitamin E cancer prevention trial.
Authors: Klein EA,  Lippman SM,  Thompson IM,  Goodman PJ,  Albanes D,  Taylor PR,  Coltman C
Journal: World J Urol
Date: 2003 May
Branches: MEB, ITEB
PubMed ID: 12756490
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that both selenium and vitamin E reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) is a randomized, prospective, double-blind study designed to determine whether selenium and vitamin E alone and in combination can reduce the risk of prostate cancer among healthy men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The preclinical and epidemiological evidence supporting a role for selenium and vitamin E as chemopreventive agents in prostate cancer are reviewed, and details of the trial design are presented. RESULTS. Preclinical, epidemiological, and phase III data from randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials suggest that both selenium and vitamin E have potential efficacy in prostate cancer prevention. SELECT is a 2x2 factorial study with an accrual goal of 32,400 men with nonsuspicious DRE and serum PSA of 4 ng/ml or lower. CONCLUSIONS: SELECT is the second large-scale study of chemoprevention for prostate cancer. Enrollment began in 2001 with final results anticipated in 2013.