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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Androgen Deprivation Therapy: Not Associated With Increased Risk of Alzheimer Disease

Jan. 26, 2017 — The use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat advanced prostate cancer is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer disease, a large-scale, population based study has ... read more

Can Prostate Cancer Metastasis Be Stopped Before It Starts?

Jan. 24, 2017 — Metastasis, or spread of a tumor from the site of origin to additional organs, causes the vast majority of cancer-related deaths, but our understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind metastasis ... read more

One in Four Men With Suspected Prostate Cancer Could Avoid Unnecessary Biopsy If Given an MRI Scan First, Study Estimates

Jan. 20, 2017 — Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, according to a ... read more

Markers for Prostate Cancer Death Can Identify Men in Need of More Aggressive Treatment

Jan. 12, 2017 — A prostate specific antigen (PSA) nadir greater than 0.5 ng/mL following radiation and androgen deprivation therapy appears to identify men prior to PSA failure who are at high-risk for dying early ... read more

For Men With Prostate Cancer, Emotional Distress May Lead to More Aggressive Treatment

Jan. 11, 2017 — The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers ... read more

Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers

Jan. 10, 2017 — Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — A landmark study has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate ... read more

Prostate Cancer Treatment Rates Drop, Reflecting Change in Screening Recommendations

Jan. 9, 2017 — As some national guidelines now recommend against routine prostate cancer screening, the overall rate of men receiving treatment for the disease declined 42 percent, a new study ... read more

Prostate Cancer Team Cracks Genetic Code to Show Why Inherited Disease Can Turn Lethal

Jan. 9, 2017 — Prostate cancer researchers have discovered a key piece in the genetic puzzle of why men born with a BRCA2 mutation may develop aggressive localized cancers that resist treatment and become lethal ... read more

Research Helps Explain Why Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Doesn't Work for Many Prostate Cancers

Jan. 5, 2017 — Metastatic prostate cancer, or prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, is incurable. In new research, scientists have identified two gatekeeper genes that allow prostate cancer to progress ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Medical researchers have demonstrated that lutetium-177-labeled PSMA-617 is a promising new therapeutic agent for radioligand therapy of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate ... read more

New Way to Defeat Therapy-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Dec. 29, 2016 — A new study sheds light on a signaling circuit in cells that drives therapy resistance in prostate cancer. The researchers found that targeting the components of this circuit suppresses advanced ... read more

Hope for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients: Targeted Alpha Therapy Shows Impressive Results

Dec. 21, 2016 — Nearly three years of research have brought about remarkable results for the majority of 80 patients subjected to targeted alpha therapy of metastatic prostate cancer. The first assessments describes ... read more

Inherited Mutations in Three Genes Predict for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Dec. 15, 2016 — A new study of three genes associated with the development of prostate cancer found that men with inherited mutations in these genes are more likely to develop aggressive forms of the disease and die ... read more

Patient Prostate Tissue Used to Create Unique Model of Prostate Cancer Biology

Dec. 15, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have been able to grow, in a lab, both normal and primary cancerous prostate cells from a patient, and then implant a million of the cancer cells into a mouse to track ... read more

Making (Sound) Waves in the Fight Against Cancer

Dec. 14, 2016 — A study describes the use of focused ultrasound along with particles called nanodroplets for the enhanced detection of cancer biomarkers in the blood. The researchers used the technique on tumors to ... read more

Does Prostate Cancer Screening Matter? Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely to Die of Other Diseases

Dec. 8, 2016 — Starting in 1993 and ending in 2001, ten academic medical centers in the United States screened 76,685 men and 78,216 women for prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancers. The question was ... read more

DNA Methylation Biomarker for Prostate Cancer Shows Promise for Accurately Determining a Patient's Risk

Dec. 8, 2016 — Analysis consistently shows elevated PITX2 methylation associated with the presence of a prostate tumor, reports a research team, suggesting an advance in determining a patient's ... read more

Enzyme That Digests Vitamin A Also May Regulate Testosterone Levels

Dec. 7, 2016 — Bco1, an enzyme that metabolizes beta carotene, may play a vital role in testosterone metabolism as well, according to a new ... read more

Researchers Uncover New Evidence Linking Inflammation and Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

Dec. 6, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of the ... read more

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