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10 Early Signs of Prostate Cancer That Often Go Unnoticed
• Prostate Cancer news • May 20 12
Sadly, many men don’t find out they have prostate cancer until the cancer has spread, making it more difficult to treat. This is because in the early…
Genetic abnormalities in benign or malignant tissues predict relapse of prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • May 07 12
While active monitoring of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in men over 50 has greatly improved early detection of prostate cancer, prediction of clinical…
Beehive extract shows potential as prostate cancer treatment
• Prostate Cancer news • May 05 12
An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from honeybee hives arrests the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors in mice, according to a new paper from researchers at the University…
Scientists identify prostate cancer stem cells among low-PSA cells
• Prostate Cancer news • May 05 12
Prostate cancer cells that defy treatment and display heightened tumor-generating capacity can be identified by levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) expressed in the tumor cells, a research…
Sexual side effects from prostrate drug
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 30 12
People’s Pharmacy answers reader queries about sexual side effects from a prostrate drug; alternatives for hot flashes; and saline nasal sprays as an alternative for congestion.
Q: I am suffering with…
Many older men still get prostate cancer testing
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 27 12
Despite recommendations not to screen men age 75 and older for prostate cancer, most elderly men still get tested, according to a new survey.
“I think there is a…
Fewer complications, better outcomes with robot-assisted prostate cancer surgery
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 23 12
Robot-assisted surgery is now both more common and far more successful than radical “open” surgery to treat prostate cancer in the United States, according to a new Henry…
Best Prostate Cancer Radiation?
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 20 12
The most popular form of radiation therapy for prostate cancer may also be the best, a new comparison study finds.
Nearly all men with prostate cancer who opt for external beam radiation get…
New Prostate Cancer Ultrasound Treatment Shows Promise
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 18 12
A new experimental treatment for localized prostate cancer that uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) promises to be more effective and have fewer side effects than conventional treatments, according to…
Pricier therapy no better for early prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 17 12
A new study suggests that expensive, high-tech proton beam radiation doesn’t do any more for men with prostate cancer than the most commonly-used option.
Proton beam radiation, heavily promoted…
Prostate Tumor Hypoxia Predicts PCa Recurrence
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 11 12
Men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa) who have low oxygen levels in their prostate tumors prior to radiation treatment are at increased risk of PCa recurrence, according to researchers.
Early Clinical Data Show Galeterone Safe, Effective Against Prostate Cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Apr 01 12
Patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer had limited side effects and in many cases a drop in prostate-specific antigen expression with galeterone (TOK-001), a small-molecule oral drug, according…
Insight: New doubts about prostate-cancer vaccine Provenge
• Prostate Cancer news • Mar 30 12
Prostate cancer vaccine Provenge has long incited passions unlike any other cancer therapy.
Doctors who raised doubts about it received death threats. Health regulators and lawmakers faced loud protests at…
Scientists identify new mechanism of prostate cancer cell metabolism
• Prostate Cancer news • Mar 22 12
Cancer cell metabolism may present a new target for therapy as scientists have uncovered a possible gene that leads to greater growth of prostate cancer cells.
New data fuel debate over prostate cancer screening
• Prostate Cancer news • Mar 14 12
Updated results from a long-term study concludes that regular prostate cancer screening cuts the risk of death from prostate cancer.
But there was no overall difference in death rates…
Circumcision reduces prostate cancer risk
• Prostate Cancer news • Mar 13 12
Circumcision before a male’s first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer, U.S. researchers suggested.
Lead author Dr. Jonathan L. Wright, an affiliate investigator in the Hutchinson Center’s Public Health Sciences…
Men opting for costly new prostate cancer treatment, study shows
• Prostate Cancer news • Feb 18 12
Men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are more likely to be treated with proton beam therapy, a novel form of radiation therapy, if the technology is available…
Curry Spice Component May Help Slow Prostate Tumor Growth
• Prostate Cancer news • Feb 12 12
Curcumin, an active component of the Indian curry spice turmeric, may help slow down tumor growth in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a study…
New research sheds light on gene destruction linked to aggressive prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 26 12
Researchers at Queen’s University have identified a possible cause for the loss of a tumour suppressor gene (known as PTEN) that can lead to…
Don’t believe hype about robot prostatectomy: study
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 07 12
Older men considering robotic surgery for prostate cancer shouldn’t trust the rosy ads promoting the expensive technology over low-tech surgery.
That’s according to a new survey that found complaints about…
Proton Therapy Effective Prostate Cancer Treatment
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 07 12
Proton therapy, a type of external beam radiation therapy, is a safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer, according to two new studies published in the January issue of the International…
Prostate surgery risks lower at academic hospitals
• Prostate Cancer news • Nov 07 11
A man’s risk of complications from prostate cancer surgery may be slightly lower if it’s done at a hospital connected to a medical school, a new study suggests.
Trio of studies support use of PET/CT scans as prostate cancer staging tool
• Prostate Cancer news • Oct 21 11
Recent studies have suggested that C-11 choline positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) scans can be utilized as a staging and potentially therapeutic tool in…
Researchers discover that same gene has opposite effects in prostate, breast cancers
• Prostate Cancer news • Oct 17 11
Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that a gene – known as an androgen receptor (AR) – is found in both prostate and breast cancers…
Vitamin E may raise prostate cancer risk
• Prostate Cancer news • Oct 12 11
A study that followed up on men who took high doses of the vitamin E for about five years found they had a slightly increased risk of prostate cancer, even…