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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

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

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

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

Why Are Black Men Missing from Prostate Cancer Research?

Nov. 24, 2016 — Black men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than other demographics, yet black men are consistently underrepresented in research studies, say ... read more

Computer Modeling Could Lead to New Method for Detecting, Managing Prostate Cancer

Nov. 22, 2016 — A new study may lead to a more accurate system for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer. It’s a promising development given prostate cancer is the second most common cancer ... read more

Stress Urinary Incontinence Drug's Benefits Do Not Outweigh Harms

Nov. 14, 2016 — A new study indicates that the benefits of duloxetine, a drug used in Europe to treat stress incontinence in women, do not outweigh the ... read more

Urinary Incontinence Is Common Also in Women Who Have Not Given Birth

Nov. 9, 2016 — Women who have not given birth often end up under the radar for research on urinary incontinence. In a study of this group, however, one in five women over 45 years say they experience this type of ... read more

Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Doubles-Up as a Drug Target

Nov. 9, 2016 — A marker found on aggressive prostate cancer cells could also be used as a way to guide treatments to the cancer, according to new ... read more

Do Second Opinions Matter in Prostate Cancer Care?

Nov. 7, 2016 — Many men with prostate cancer obtain second opinions from urologists before starting treatment, but surprisingly, second opinions are not associated with changes in treatment choice or improvements ... read more

Tumor Cells in Blood Samples Could Predict Prostate Cancer Spread

Nov. 4, 2016 — Researchers have found a group of circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples that are linked to the spread of the disease, according to new ... read more

Identification of Gene Defects Helps Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Nov. 4, 2016 — The current method of treating prostate cancer involves identifying gene defects, which could help with the diagnosis of cancer and the development of individualized cancer treatments for patients. ... read more

Significant Decrease Seen in Prostate Biopsy, Radical Prostatectomy Procedures Following Recommendations

Nov. 2, 2016 — Researchers examined effects on practice patterns in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment following the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against prostate-specific ... read more

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer Aren't What We Think, Study Shows

Nov. 1, 2016 — When it comes to prostate cancer biopsies, risk and reality don’t always match up, according to research. Investigators found widespread detection bias after a fresh examination of data from the ... read more

More American Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Could Opt out of Immediate Treatment

Oct. 20, 2016 — A new report on Swedish men with non-aggressive prostate cancer suggests that a lot more American men could safely choose to monitor their disease instead of seeking immediate radiation treatment or ... read more

African-American, Hispanic Men Less Likely to Get Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Even With High-Risk Disease

Oct. 7, 2016 — African-American and Hispanic men in the United States are less likely to receive therapy for prostate cancer compared to Caucasian men — even when they have more aggressive disease, according to ... read more

Looking at the Role of Bacteria in Incontinence

Oct. 7, 2016 — We all know that feeling of suddenly needing to urinate, and the agonizing worry that we might not find a toilet in time or make it that far. Sadly, for many people this is a regular occurrence and ... read more

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