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Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial. A cancer prevention study evaluating the efficacy of antioxidants—e.g., selenium, vitamin E—in preventing prostate cancer
Conclusion Selenium or vitamin E did not prevent prostate cancer in a population of relatively healthy men
SELECT A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 32,400 men with apparently normal prostate glands and normal PSA levels, designed to determine the value of selenium and vitamin E in preventing prostate cancer. The trial was started in 2001 and the final results will not be available until 2013.