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October 10, 2015

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October 10, 2015

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

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

Examination of Use of Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone and Risk of Bladder Cancer

July 21, 2015 — Although some previous studies have suggested an increased risk of bladder cancer with use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone, analyses that included nearly 200,000 patients found no statistically ... 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

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

Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery Debate: New Evidence

July 1, 2015 — A new systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more informed choices about ... read more

E2F4 Signature Can Predict Progression of Bladder Cancer

June 25, 2015 — Investigators harnessed genomic data to discover that the previously identified E2F4 signature in breast cancer can be utilized to predict prognosis and response to therapy in bladder ... read more

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

June 22, 2015 — For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. This study is the first to examine the longer-term ... 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

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

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

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