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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

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

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

June 8, 2015 — A novel radionuclide drug tackles the challenge of prostate cancer imaging and takes a turn as a cancer-killing therapy for tumors in and out of the prostate, according to new ... read more

Molecular MRI Aims at Component of Multiple Cancers

June 8, 2015 — A relatively new biomarker called prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is the bullseye for three new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents that bind to the protein in not only prostate cancer, ... read more

PET Detects More Prostate Cancer Than Conventional Imaging

June 8, 2015 — Research shows how a new molecular imaging agent finds prostate cancer that has spread to other tissues by locking in on an enzyme called prostate specific membrane antigen, associated with prostate ... read more

Theranostic PET Takes on Both Ovarian and Prostate Cancer

June 8, 2015 — A first-in-human study shows how a powerful new drug finds and attaches itself to the ovarian and prostate cancer cells for both imaging and personalized cancer ... read more

Study Supports Early Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients Who Experience Significant Emotional Distress

June 8, 2015 — Beliefs and personality traits that are associated with higher levels of distress in newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients have been identified by researchers. The findings support the value of ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A research team shows how signaling by an immune system component called interleukin-6 (IL-6) appears to play an important role in driving aggressive, therapy-resistant prostate ... read more

Researcher Discovers Metabolite of Prostate Cancer Drug More Effective at Treating Aggressive Tumors

June 1, 2015 — A metabolite of an FDA-approved drug for metastatic prostate cancer, abiraterone, has more anti-cancer properties than its precursor, researchers have discovered for the first time. Prostate cancer ... read more

Western Diet May Increase Risk of Death After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

June 1, 2015 — After a prostate cancer diagnosis, eating a diet higher in red and processed meat, high-fat dairy foods, and refined grains -- known as a Western diet -- may lead to a significantly higher risk of ... read more

Possible New Combination Chemotherapy for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

May 31, 2015 — A role for combination therapy using two or more chemotherapy agents at the same time has not been well studied. This week, however, results of a clinical trial may change the perspective on a role ... read more

Component in Green Tea May Help Reduce Prostate Cancer in Men at High Risk

May 28, 2015 — Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results ... read more

Researchers Unveil New Gene Subgroup in Prostate Cancer

May 25, 2015 — Prostate cancer researchers have drawn a molecular portrait that provides the first complete picture of localized, multi-focal disease within the prostate and also unveils a new gene subgroup driving ... read more

International Study of Advanced Prostate Cancer Genome Finds Potential Targets for Drug Therapy

May 21, 2015 — First study of the genomic composition of prostate cancer shows many patients have gene mutations that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs. The finding is based on an analysis of tumor ... read more

Scientists Unveil Prostate Cancer's 'Rosetta Stone'

May 21, 2015 — Almost 90 percent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumors that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs, a landmark new study reveals. Scientists ... read more

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