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Scientists Report Genetic Test to Help Predict Men at Most Risk from Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive prostate cancer, and whether they suffer an increased chance of treatment ... read more

4 in 10 Men May Not Be Receiving Adequate Prostate Cancer Treatment in England

Mar. 27, 2017 — Almost 4 in 10 men with high-risk or locally advanced prostate cancer (prostate cancer that is likely to or that has already spread beyond the prostate) may be “undertreated” by the failure to ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Technology under development will provide a non-invasive approach for diagnosing prostate cancer and tracking the disease's progression. It could enable doctors to determine how cancer patients ... read more

Nonsurgical Treatment for Enlarged Prostate Remains Effective for Years

Mar. 8, 2017 — A minimally invasive treatment that reduces urinary tract symptoms for men with enlarged prostates maintains its effectiveness for at least three years after patients undergo the therapy, according ... read more

Prostate Cancer Cells Grow With Malfunction of Cholesterol Control in Cells

Feb. 21, 2017 — Advanced prostate cancer and high blood cholesterol have long been known to be connected, but it has been a chicken-or-egg problem. Now a team of researchers has identified a cellular process that ... read more

Researchers Identify 'Synthetic Essentiality' as Novel Approach for Locating Cancer Therapy Targets

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new method has been found for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers lacking specific key tumor suppressor genes. The process, which located a genetic site for the most common form of prostate ... read more

Precision-Medicine Approach Could Revive Prostate Cancer Test

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new study has identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening ... read more

New Treatment Regimen Extends Life for Some Men With Recurrent Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Feb. 2, 2017 — Adding hormonal therapy to radiation treatment can significantly improve the average long-term survival of men with prostate cancer who have had their prostate gland removed, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — A new radiotracer has been developed to diagnose prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and is especially difficult to diagnose. While prostate cancer is ... read more

Predicting and Preventing Prostate Cancer Spread

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body. The discovery has potential to lead to the development of a blood test that could predict ... 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

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

Light Therapy Effectively Treats Early Prostate Cancer

Dec. 19, 2016 — A new non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer can effectively kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, reports a new phase III clinical trial in 413 patients. The research found ... 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

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

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