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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Scientists Show How Frequently Mutated Prostate Cancer Gene Suppresses Tumors

Oct. 29, 2015 — New research has found how SPOP, a gene frequently mutated in prostate cancer, is able to halt tumors by inducing senescence, a state of stable cell cycle arrest, which means that the cells have ... read more

New Genetic Discovery Advances Understanding of Prostate Cancer

Oct. 26, 2015 — A new and important genetic discovery, which sheds light on how prostate cancers develop and spread, has been made by an international research team. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers ... read more

Racial Differences in Outcomes, Costs of Care in Older Men With Prostate Cancer

Oct. 22, 2015 — Older black men with localized prostate cancer were more likely to have poorer quality care, incur higher costs and have worse postoperative outcomes than white men but that did not translate to ... read more

The Dilemma of Screening for Prostate Cancer

Oct. 14, 2015 — Primary care providers are put in a difficult position when screening their male patients for prostate cancer -- some guidelines suggest that testing the general population lacks evidence whereas ... read more

Prostate Cells Undergo 'Reprogramming' to Form Tumors, Study Finds

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers link early prostate cancer to alterations in a program controlled by a 'master regulator' of cell growth. These epigenetic changes point to new avenues for preventing and ... read more

Novel Compound Turns Off Mutant Cancer Gene in Animals With Leukemia

Oct. 9, 2015 — A compound that halts cancer in animals with Ewing sarcoma and prostate cancer appears to work against some forms of leukemia, too, scientists ... read more

Tolerant Immune System Increases Cancer Risk

Oct. 6, 2015 — If peripheral immune tolerance is very distinct, the risk for lung cancer doubles, the risk for colon cancer increases by 60 percent, scientists have now reported. They have shown for the first time ... read more

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

Oct. 5, 2015 — Exposure to testosterone therapy over a five-year period was not associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, shows a new population-based study. Further, risk of high-grade ... read more

Better Evaluation of Prostate Cancer MRI-Scans

Oct. 1, 2015 — International radiological bodies have agreed on a standard for how doctors evaluate MRI to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer. This promises to reduce the number of over diagnosis of ... read more

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Sep. 29, 2015 — New research suggests that age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for a man to develop prostate cancer, although high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, ... read more

Fewer, Larger Radiotherapy Doses Prove Effective for Prostate Cancer Patients

Sep. 28, 2015 — Giving fewer but higher doses of radiotherapy, is as effective at treating prostate cancer as giving lower doses for a longer period, according to new research. The results could mean men need fewer ... read more

Androgen Deprivation Therapy Associated With Increased Risk for Fatal Heart Attack

Sep. 22, 2015 — Long term follow up of a randomized clinical trial that compared ADT and radiation therapy (RT) to RT alone finds that men with significant comorbidity; most commonly prior heart attack, who received ... read more

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

Becoming Cyborgs in the Battle Against Prostate Cancer

Sep. 21, 2015 — Men are surprisingly positive and open to the concept of having cancer-detecting biosensors implanted within their bodies – effectively making them cyborgs -- new research ... read more

Molecular Imaging Study Reveals Improved Detection of Early Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Sep. 17, 2015 — A recently developed drug was significantly better at detecting recurring prostate cancer in early stages, researchers report. The American Cancer Society reports that prostate cancer is the second ... read more

How the 'Heat' Compound from Chili Peppers Could Help Kill Cancer Cells

Sep. 9, 2015 — Capsaicin, the compound responsible for chilis' heat, is used in creams sold to relieve pain, and recent research shows that in high doses, it kills prostate cancer cells. Now researchers are ... read more

Some With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Not Likely to Succumb to the Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors and whose disease is carefully monitored by urologists are unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die of their cancers, according to ... read more

Can Stem Cells Cause and Cure Cancer?

Aug. 12, 2015 — Simply put, cancer is caused by mutations to genes within a cell that lead to abnormal cell growth. Finding out what causes that genetic mutation has been the holy grail of medical science for ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — New research examines the outcomes of giving the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the start of androgen deprivation therapy for patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. Results ... read more

Two-Drug Combination Boosts Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Aug. 5, 2015 — Men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer gained more than a year of survival when they received both hormone-blocking medications and chemotherapy right after diagnosis, rather than ... read more

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