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Recurrence of Prostate Cancer Is Significantly Lower in Men With Blood Group O

Apr. 14, 2014 A man’s blood group can affect the chance of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery, according to new research. This is the first time that this relationship has been ... full story
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Genetic Variants Predicting Aggressive Prostate Cancers Identified

June 19, 2013 Researchers have developed a method for identifying aggressive prostate cancers that require immediate therapy. It relies on understanding the genetic interaction between single nucleotide ... full story
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Radiotherapy Plus Hormone Therapy Cuts Prostate Cancer Death in Half, Shows Long-Term Study

Jan. 29, 2014 Combination of radiotherapy and hormone treatment more than halves mortality rates for prostate cancer, reports a new ... full story
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African-Americans Experience Longer Delays Between Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

May 28, 2013 Among men with prostate cancer, African-Americans experience longer treatment delays after being diagnosed than Caucasians. That is the finding of an analysis that suggests that efforts are needed to ... full story
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Weight at Time of Diagnosis Linked to Prostate Cancer Mortality

Oct. 29, 2013 Men who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease than men who are of healthy weight, according to a ... full story
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Younger Men Benefit Most From Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

Mar. 5, 2014 There is a substantial reduction in mortality for men under age 65 with localized cancer who undergo a radical prostatectomy, an international study has found. More than 230,000 men will be diagnosed ... full story
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Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Offers Better Cancer Control

Feb. 28, 2014 An observational study has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and less need ... full story
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Minority Disparities Evident in Prostate Cancer Survival Rate, Study Shows

Mar. 20, 2014 African-American men are at increased risk for poorer survival rate following prostate cancer treatment compared to other minority groups, a new study found, which reviewed data on more than 290,000 ... full story
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Chemotherapy May Be Better for Certain Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

Apr. 8, 2014 Among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer without a mutation of a certain gene, conventional chemotherapy, compared with treatment using epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase ... full story
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Primary Androgen Deprivation Therapy Ineffective for Most Men With Early Prostate Cancer

Mar. 17, 2014 A study of more than 15,000 men with early stage prostate cancer finds that those who received androgen deprivation as their primary treatment instead of surgery or radiation did not live any longer ... full story
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New Possibilities for Prostate Cancer Treatment Revealed

May 29, 2013 Researchers have identified a sub-group of cells that could contribute to prostate cancer recurrence, opening up new ways to treat the ... full story
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Long-Term Hormonal Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients Does Not Improve Overall Survival

Sep. 23, 2013 A secondary analysis of the historic RTOG 9202 prostate cancer trial examined results of men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer who had received long-term hormonal therapy after radiation ... full story
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Inflammation in Prostate May Reduce Cancer Risk

Dec. 9, 2013 Doctors have discovered that increased inflammation in the prostate may predict reduced risk for prostate ... full story
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Surviving Ovarian Cancer: Scientists Attack Drug Resistant Cancer Cells

Dec. 9, 2013 Scientists believe a targeted drug delivery system could make ovarian cancer more treatable for the most deadly gynecological cancer in the United States. In animal research, the cancer is attacked ... full story
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New Tool Predicts Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Oct. 18, 2013 Researchers have developed a tool for doctors to forecast the potential survival of individual patients, enabling faster, more accurate information on whether to try additional rounds of treatment or ... full story
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Two-Drug Combination Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

Oct. 17, 2013 Investigators have published results of a study showing that administering paclitaxel and gemcitabine in combination significantly improves one- and two-year survival in patients with advanced ... full story
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Novel Class of Drugs for Prostate Cancers

May 28, 2013 A new study on prostate cancer describes a novel class of drugs that interrupts critical signaling needed for prostate cancer cells to ... full story
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Potential Clue Associated With Aggressive Prostate Cancer Identified

Aug. 19, 2013 Researchers who are studying the underlying mechanisms that cause invasive tumor growth have identified a key transcription factor, a protein which regulates the flow of information from DNA, that is ... full story
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Agent Orange Exposure Linked to Life-Threatening Prostate Cancer

May 13, 2013 A new analysis has found a link between exposure to Agent Orange and lethal forms of prostate cancer among US Veterans. The findings suggest that Agent Orange exposure history should be incorporated ... full story
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Increased Survival for Metastatic Prostate Cancer With Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy Together

Dec. 11, 2013 Men with hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer who received the chemotherapy drug docetaxel given at the start of standard hormone therapy lived longer than patients who received hormone ... full story
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