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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

More Men at Risk for Prostate Cancer as a Result of Less Regular Screening

Sep. 22, 2015 — The US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against regular prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer is controversial. While it may reduce the risk of over diagnosis and ... read more

Prostate Cancer Is Five Different Diseases, Experts Say

July 29, 2015 — Scientists have, for the first time, identified that there are five distinct types of prostate cancer and have found a way to distinguish between them, according to a landmark ... read more

Black Men Are at Double the Risk of Prostate Cancer Compared to White Men

July 29, 2015 — Black men in England are at double the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer compared with white men in England, according to research. The study also finds that ... read more

July 29, 2015 — A first-of-its kind prostate 'organoid' grown from human embryonic stem cells has enabled researchers to show that exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical in many plastics, can cause ... read more

Prostate Cancer Not Caused by Shift Work, Experts Say

July 24, 2015 — Shift work is widespread: between approximately one in five and one in six of the working population work shifts. Now new research shows, that in fact, shift workers do not develop prostate cancer ... read more

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

July 24, 2015 — After decades of overtreatment for low-risk prostate cancer and inadequate management of its more aggressive forms, patients are now more likely to receive medical care matched to level of risk, ... read more

Prostate Cancer: Scientists Discover Why Some Tumous Are Resistant to Radiotherapy

July 24, 2015 — Scientists believe they have identified how some tiny regulatory molecules in cells can make prostate cancers resistant to radiotherapy. It is hoped that this new development could pave the way for ... read more

'Cancer Driver Gene' Reduces Metastasis in Prostate Cancer

July 22, 2015 — A gene that is responsible for cancer growth plays a totally unexpected role in prostate cancer. The gene Stat3 is controlled by the immune modulator interleukin 6 and normally supports the growth of ... read more

Genomic Fingerprint May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African Americans

July 20, 2015 — A set of genes could help stratify African American men in need of more aggressive treatment for prostate cancer. New research shows that African American men may have a distinctly different type of ... read more

New Method to Deliver Glucose to Cancer Cells Could Prove Key to Defeating Deadly Cancers

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have, for the first time, demonstrated the importance of sodium-dependent glucose transporters (SGLTs) in delivering glucose to pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. Their study results ... read more

Increased Radiation Offers No Survival Benefit for Patients With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

July 16, 2015 — Increased radiation dose is associated with higher survival rates in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancer, but not men with low-risk prostate cancer, according to a new ... read more

Improvement in Management of Localized Prostate Cancer

July 7, 2015 — After years of overtreatment for patients with low-risk prostate cancer, rates of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased sharply in 2010 through 2013, and high-risk disease was more often ... read more

Simply Observing Men With Very Low And Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Very Effective, Underused

July 6, 2015 — Monitoring men with very low- and low-risk prostate cancers using watchful waiting or active surveillance, called expectant management, is a useful approach for a large number of men with localized ... read more

New Agent Developed for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

June 22, 2015 — An agent called PSMA-617 is capable of attaching specifically to prostate cancer cells. This agent can be labeled with various radioactive substances. When chemically bound to a weakly radioactive ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Smoking is a known risk factor for the development of various forms of cancer. However, when it comes to the link between smoking and prostate cancer, the findings of previous studies have been ... read more

Study Finds Significant Drop in New Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

June 18, 2015 — New diagnoses of prostate cancer in the US declined 28 percent in the year following the draft recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) against routine PSA ... read more

Tests to Gauge Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer Now Are Feasible

June 17, 2015 — Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists have concluded, potentially paving the way to better ... read more

New Mechanism for Male Infertility Discovered

June 17, 2015 — Involuntary childlessness is common, and in half of all cases attributable to infertility in the man. Although male infertility has many possible causes, it often remains unexplained. A new study ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Worsened, Testosterone Levels Decreased by Some Treatments of Prostate Enlargement

June 12, 2015 — Men with benign prostate enlargement who used finasteride to treat their condition, experienced worsening erectile dysfunction that did not resolve with continued treatment. In addition, they ... read more

Chemo May Be Preferred Option for Some With Advanced Prostate Cancer

June 9, 2015 — In a small clinical trial, scientists found that men with advanced prostate cancer and detection of androgen receptor splice variant-7 respond to chemotherapy just as well as men who lack the ... read more

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