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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

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

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

Can We Predict Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer Before Surgery With a Blood Test?

Mar. 14, 2016 — Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer, with 400,000 new cases every year in Europe. The success of surgery depends on a variety of factors. Now a new study from scientists in Milan has shown ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Approximately 14 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetimes. Radiation therapy traditionally has been a primary treatment for the cancer, but one-fourth of ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — In the largest analysis of its kind, researchers have found that the organ site where prostate cancer spreads has a direct impact on ... read more

Novel Molecular Processes Controlling Key Genes in Prostate Cancer Uncovered

Mar. 7, 2016 — Gene regulatory mechanisms have been uncovered that can explain how known genetic variants influence prostate cancer risk. The findings reveal widespread deregulation of androgen receptor function, a ... read more

Low Vitamin D Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Mar. 1, 2016 — A new study provides a major link between low levels of vitamin D and aggressive prostate cancer. Research showed deficient vitamin D blood levels in men can predict aggressive prostate cancer ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Metastatic prostate cancer, where better therapeutic strategies are desperately needed, appears to be tailor-made for precision oncology, according to a new study. Researchers found that a single ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Men with slow-growing prostate cancer are increasingly avoiding unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment in favor of an approach called active surveillance -- monitoring the cancer with regular ... read more

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