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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Genetic Biomarker May Predict Nerve Pain Side Effects Associated With Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 13, 2016 — Taxanes are a group of drugs commonly used to treat cancers of the breast, lung, ovary, or prostate, but its use can be limited by significant side effects. Researchers report prostate cancer ... read more

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Called Into Question

May 5, 2016 — Researchers discuss their findings related to PSA screening, and urge reconsideration of prostate cancer screening after finding critical flaw in landmark ... read more

New Technology Quantifies Effects of Prostate Tumor Laser Ablation

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed computational tools to use magnetic resonance images to quantitatively evaluate the effects on the form and structure of the prostate following treatment. The image ... read more

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Apr. 19, 2016 — A link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer has been identified by a research ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A collaborative study has found proof-of-concept evidence for a potential cancer treatment that leverages microparticles and mesenchymal stem ... read more

Potential Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Molecule Has Prostate Cancer Fighting Capabilities

Apr. 14, 2016 — Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness ... read more

More Than Three Percent of Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer May Have Metastases

Apr. 11, 2016 — Radical treatment such as surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer may cause significant side effects. Active surveillance is increasingly accepted as an option for treating patients with ... read more

Common Prostate Cancer Treatments Suppress Immune Response, May Promote Relapse

Apr. 7, 2016 — Prostate cancer patients and their doctors may want to think twice about the best timing for chemotherapy or radiation therapy in conjunction with a common nonsurgical treatment, based on ... read more

Men Could Be Spared Unnecessary Treatment for Prostate Cancer With New Detection Method

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers are working to find a way to determine how serious prostate cancer is when first diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments, which can cause life long side effects and even ... read more

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer

Apr. 4, 2016 — Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks from the current treatment regimen without compromising cancer control, according to ... read more

Treatment Eases Enlarged Prostate Symptom of Nighttime Waking

Apr. 4, 2016 — An innovative interventional radiology treatment for men with enlarged prostates decreases the number of times they wake to urinate in the night, according to new ... read more

Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening Publications Influence Biopsy Rates, Associated Complications

Mar. 31, 2016 — While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased following several benchmark prostate-specific antigen screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues ... read more

Urine Test Improves Prediction of High-Grade Prostate Cancer

Mar. 31, 2016 — An experimental urine test that detects genetic changes associated with prostate cancer identified 92 percent of men with elevated PSA levels who had more aggressive ... read more

For Prostate Cancer, More Radiation May Not Improve Survival

Mar. 29, 2016 — Increasing the total dose of radiation to patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer does not improve their long-term outcomes, according to a new ... read more

New Target Makes End Run Against Therapy-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Mar. 28, 2016 — Suppressing the nuclear receptor protein ROR-?; with small-molecule compounds can reduce androgen receptor (AR) levels in castration-resistant prostate cancer and stop tumor growth, scientists have ... read more

Economic Analysis of PSA Screening, Selective Treatment Strategies

Mar. 24, 2016 — Can prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer be cost-effective? A study, commentary and author interview examine that ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Mar. 21, 2016 — Researchers have created a new therapeutic for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy in mouse models of the disease. The treatment is designed to inhibit the activity of a protein called ... read more

Higher Volume Radiation Facilities Associated With Better Survival Rates

Mar. 16, 2016 — Investigators studied men with aggressive prostate cancer who were treated with radiation as well as the case volume of the facility at which they were treated. They found that receiving radiation at ... read more

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Can Give Men Good Quality of Life

Mar. 14, 2016 — Choosing ongoing monitoring instead of immediate curative treatment (surgery or radiotherapy) leads to a better overall quality of life for men with low-risk prostate cancer. In fact, the quality of ... read more

RNA Sequencing Opens Door to Accurate, Highly Specific Test for Prostate Cancer

Mar. 14, 2016 — A study on non-coding RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) from prostate cancer patients has identified a series of new prostate cancer markers which can be found in urine. Combining these RNA markers into a ... read more

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