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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Diffusion Tensor MR Tractography Effective as Quantitative Tool, Treatment Marker Response

Apr. 24, 2015 — MR tractography may be a reliable quantitative imaging biomarker to assess prostate cancer treatment response to androgen deprivation and radiation therapy, researchers ... read more

Combined Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Advanced Prostate Cancers

Apr. 29, 2015 — Blocking or removing immune-suppressing cells allows a special type of chemotherapy — and the immune cells it activates — to destroy prostate tumors, researchers report. This novel combination ... read more

Antibiotic Commonly Prescribed for Bladder Infections Less Effective Than Others

Apr. 27, 2015 — Older women with urinary tract infections who are taking the commonly prescribed antibiotic nitrofurantoin are more likely to experience treatment failure, resulting in a second antibiotic ... read more

A New Lease on Life for Prostate Tissue

Apr. 19, 2015 — What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Research ... read more

Tumor Genome Sequencing Shows the Most Frequently Altered Gene in Bladder Cancer: Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have reported that the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene promoter was altered in 69 percent of 54 cases of bladder cancer. Telomerase reverse transcriptase alterations frequently ... read more

Obesity Significantly Increases Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men

Apr. 16, 2015 — Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases ... read more

After Prostate Cancer, Start Walking, Experts Say

Apr. 16, 2015 — Walking at an easy pace for about three hours every week may be just enough physical activity to help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects of their treatment, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — A biomarker that may be a potentially important breakthrough in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer has been discovered by researchers. Worldwide, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer ... read more

Women, Regardless of Their Backgrounds, Seek Help for the 'Got to Go' Feeling

Apr. 8, 2015 — Regardless of their racial, ethnic, educational or socioeconomic background, women seek help for a frustrating -- and ubiquitous -- feature of becoming 'a woman of a certain age:' the need ... read more

Subtype of Lethal Prostate Cancer Discovered by Researchers

Apr. 8, 2015 — The loss of key gene, WAVE1 has been linked by researchers to a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a study. Using bioinformatic meta-analysis to compare several publicly available ... read more

Genetic Alterations Associated With Risk of Prostate Cancer

Apr. 2, 2015 — 22 genetic variations that are associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer have been identified by an international team of researchers. Prostate cancer affects one out of every 6 ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the ... read more

Study Debunks Common Misconception That Urine Is Sterile

Mar. 30, 2015 — Bacteria have been discovered in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. "While traditional urine cultures have been the gold standard to ... read more

Fitness Level Associated With Lower Risk of Some Cancers, Death in Men

Mar. 26, 2015 — Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if ... read more

Prostate Cancer and Treatment Choices: Decision Shared by Doctor and Patient?

Mar. 26, 2015 — Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients – but is the decision really shared? According to researchers, shared decision-making isn’t easy, and clinicians need help. ... read more

Sweeping Prostate Cancer Review Upends Widely Held View on Radiation

Mar. 23, 2015 — Two new studies have upended the widely held view that it's best to delay radiation treatment as long as possible after the removal of the prostate in order to prevent unwanted side effects. The ... read more

Prostate Screening: Combining MRI With Conventional Prostate Surveillance Effective, Study Suggests

Mar. 23, 2015 — Initial results from a randomized screening trial indicates that using MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) alongside conventional prostate cancer screening seems to offer improved cancer detection and ... read more

Vitamin D May Keep Low-Grade Prostate Cancer from Becoming Aggressive

Mar. 22, 2015 — Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, scientists ... read more

Regaining Normal Sexual Functioning Is 'Rare' After Prostate Operations

Mar. 21, 2015 — Regaining normal erectile function is rare after the most common prostate operation, radical prostatectomy, new research ... read more

Smokers at Twice Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurring After Surgery

Mar. 20, 2015 — Current smokers, and those who have quit smoking less than 10 years previously, have twice the risk of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery, according to new ... read more

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