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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Sep. 14, 2016 — An innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer, new research ... read more

Gene Defect as a Potential Gateway for Targeted Prostate Cancer Therapy

Sep. 5, 2016 — The loss of CHD1, one of the most frequently mutated genes in prostate tumors, sensitizes human prostate cancer cells to different drugs, including PARP inhibitors. This suggests CHD1 as a potential ... read more

Serendipitous Finding Leads Scientists to Propose Mechanism to Explain Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Sep. 1, 2016 — Benign prostatic hyperplasia affects about half of men between 51 and 60 years of age, and nine out of 10 men older than 80. How BPH happens, however, is still open for debate. A new report outlines ... read more

Novel MRI Technique Distinguishes Healthy Prostate Tissue from Cancer Using Zinc

Aug. 22, 2016 — A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, radiologists have ... read more

Rates of Early Prostate Cancer Continue Decline After USPSTF Recommendation

Aug. 18, 2016 — Rates of early prostate cancer have continued to drop since the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in all men, according to an ... read more

Researchers Pinpoint Key Regulatory Role of Noncoding Genes in Prostate Cancer Development

Aug. 15, 2016 — Prostate cancer researchers studying genetic variations have pinpointed 45 genes associated with disease development and progression, a new report ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A new study maps out abnormal signaling pathways in prostate cancer cells and provides computational approaches to identify individualized targets for ... read more

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

Compound Shows Promise as Next-Generation Prostate Cancer Therapy

Aug. 8, 2016 — In the search for new ways to attack recurrent prostate cancer, researchers report that a novel compound appears to have a unique way of blocking testosterone from fueling the tumors in ... 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

Analysis of Metastatic Prostate Cancers Suggests Treatment Options

Aug. 4, 2016 — Cancer researchers have applied a comprehensive set of analytical tools to lethal cases of metastatic prostate cancer, yielding a detailed map of the complex networks of interactions among genes and ... read more

More Accurate Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Aug. 2, 2016 — Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can be provided with a more accurate estimate of their risk of death from the disease, and treatment planned accordingly, according to new ... read more

Protein ZMYND8 Tied to Suppression of Prostate Cancer Tumor Metastasis

July 28, 2016 — Although it reads like European license plate number, a protein known as ZMYND8 has demonstrated its ability to block metastasis-linked genes in prostate cancer, according to a ... read more

Prostate Cancer Breakthrough Could Lead to New Diagnostic Tests and Treatments

July 28, 2016 — Prostate cancer patients have been offered hope after scientists have identified a new group of molecules that could be targeted to slow tumor ... read more

Transcriptome Differences in Prostate Cancer Highlight Racial Disparities, Vitamin D

July 25, 2016 — Investigators report clinical research showing that African-American and European-American men with prostate cancer exhibit significantly different expression of genes associated with immune response ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A radiologist reports that he uses magnetic resonance technology to diagnose prostate cancer with more than 90 percent success ... 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

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