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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer May Be Well Controlled With Brachytherapy Alone

Sep. 26, 2016 — For men with intermediate risk prostate cancer, radiation treatment with brachytherapy alone can result in similar cancer control with fewer long-term side effects, when compared to more aggressive ... read more

SBRT Offers Prostate Cancer Patients High Cancer Control and Low Toxicity in Fewer Treatments

Sep. 26, 2016 — High dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for men newly-diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer results in shorter treatment times, low severe toxicity and excellent cancer ... read more

One Single Biopsy Not Sufficient to Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer, Say Researchers

Sep. 22, 2016 — While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor's aggressiveness and tailor treatment ... read more

Blood Biomarkers in Drug-Resistant Cancer Tumor Cells Identified

Sep. 21, 2016 — While searching for a non-invasive way to detect prostate cancer cells circulating in blood, researchers have identified some blood markers associated with tumor resistance to two common hormone ... read more

Treatments for Prostate Cancer: Active Monitoring as Effective as Surgery Over 10 Years

Sep. 16, 2016 — Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its ... read more

Experts Encourage Prostate Cancer Patients to Weigh Long-Term Impact of Treatment Options With Their Doctors

Sep. 15, 2016 — For men with early stage prostate cancer, there is no difference in mortality rates following active monitoring, surgery or RT, ten-year findings from a trial indicate. Moreover, cancer-specific ... read more

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

New Tumor Analysis Method Identifies High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Sep. 7, 2016 — A new way to identify which prostate cancer patients are likely to develop aggressive types of the disease, even if their tumors at first appear to be lower risk, has been created by investigators. ... read more

PSA Failure Predicts Risk of Death Only in Healthy Men

Sep. 6, 2016 — A rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men who have previously been treated for prostate cancer is significantly associated with a 1.6-fold increased risk of death, a new study ... read more

New PET Scan for Prostate Cancer Patients

Sep. 6, 2016 — A new effective PET/CT scan for prostate cancer patients can detect the location and extent of cancer that has recurred after initial treatment. Prostate PET/CT scans can detect cancer earlier than ... read more

It May Be Time to Abandon Dreaded Digital Rectal Exam, Research Shows

Sep. 6, 2016 — The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. With its value now in question, some doctors share the risks and benefits with their patients ... 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

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