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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

Radical Treatment and Examination Combined Can Halve Mortality from Prostate Cancer

Aug. 8, 2016 — Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality ... read more

African-American Men Negatively Impacted by Hormone Therapy for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Aug. 4, 2016 — In a retrospective study analyzing patients' medical records, researchers found that patients' race significantly affected their longevity by increasing the likelihood of death after ... read more

Patients With Low Risk Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance Experience Good Quality of Life

July 25, 2016 — Active surveillance (AS) has become an increasingly important alternative to surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment for men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer. However, what is the impact ... read more

Prostate Cancer: How to Decide If Watchful Waiting Is the Right Choice

July 18, 2016 — When it comes to prostate cancer, watching and waiting can be the best clinical decision. Nonetheless, most men diagnosed with localized, low-risk prostate cancer choose active treatment. A new tool ... read more

Study Finds First Evidence That PD-1 Antibody Could Help Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

July 13, 2016 — A new study is reviving hope that the approach also may help men with life-threatening prostate cancer.It is a surprising turnaround because prior results in men with aggressive, advanced-stage ... read more

Prostate Cancer: Unexpected Results from International Phase III Study

July 12, 2016 — A recently published international clinical Phase III trial of a promising drug for treating advanced prostate cancer ended with surprising results: the new therapeutic agent failed to achieve any ... read more

New Findings Concerning Hereditary Prostate Cancer

July 11, 2016 — It is a well-known fact that men with a family history of prostate cancer run an increased risk of developing the disease. The risk for brothers of men with prostate cancer is doubled. But a doubled ... read more

Statins May Be Associated With Reduced Mortality in 4 Common Cancers

July 8, 2016 — A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to new research. The 14-year study from nearly one million ... read more

Genetic Testing Can Help Deliver Precision Medicine to Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

July 7, 2016 — Genetic testing in men with advanced prostate cancer could pick up a significant proportion whose disease may be caused by inherited mutations in genes involved in repairing DNA damage, a major new ... read more

Robotic Rectum May Aid Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

July 4, 2016 — A robotic rectum may help doctors and nurses detect prostate cancer. The technology, which consists of prosthetic buttocks and rectum with in-built robotic ... read more

Testosterone Therapy Improves Sexual Interest, Function in Older Men

June 29, 2016 — Older men with low libido and low testosterone levels showed more interest in sex and engaged in more sexual activity when they underwent testosterone therapy, according to a new ... read more

Liquid Biopsy Biomarkers Identify Prostate Cancer Before Surgery

June 28, 2016 — Prostate cancer researchers have discovered biomarkers using non-invasive liquid biopsies to identify aggressive disease before ... read more

Prognostic Factor Indicates Risk of Cancer Recurrence Following Radical Prostatectomy

June 27, 2016 — Slightly more than 10% of all patients who undergo successful surgery for prostate cancer have an elevated risk of tumor recurrence afterwards – especially as metastases. Under the microscope, it ... read more

June 24, 2016 — A team of researchers are developing a three-dimensional model for prostate cancer research based on cryogels. The model will be used to reproduce natural processes and above all to examine the ... read more

Single Gene Drives Prostate Differentiation

June 23, 2016 — Expression of a single gene can convert cells lining the seminal vesicle in the pelvis into prostate cells, a new study ... read more

Experts Take Strong Stance on Testosterone Deficiency, Treatment

June 21, 2016 — In an effort to address widespread concerns related to testosterone deficiency (TD) and its treatment with testosterone therapy, a group of international experts has developed a set of resolutions ... read more

June 21, 2016 — A shorter course of prostate cancer radiotherapy, involving fewer hospital visits and higher individual doses of radiotherapy, is as effective as the current standard treatment for both survival and ... read more

Scientists Discover On/off Switch for Obesity-Associated Cancer

June 20, 2016 — Having established that excessive fat tissue can fuel the growth of certain cancers, researchers have turned their attention to the molecular mechanisms involved in the process in the hopes of ... read more

Screening Strategy May Predict Lethal Prostate Cancer Later in Life

June 13, 2016 — Through a prospective study of US men, investigators have found that measuring PSA levels in younger men (between the ages of 40 and 59) could accurately predict future risk of lethal prostate cancer ... read more

Mouse Model Shows That Notch Activation Can Drive Metastatic Prostate Cancer

June 13, 2016 — Notch signaling is involved in prostate cancer and through new study, researchers have shown that, in a mouse model of the disease, Notch promotes metastasis, or the ability of the tumors to spread ... read more

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