Prostate Cancer News

What is Prostate cancer?

The prostate gland is found only in males. It is just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The tube that carries urine (the urethra) runs through the center of the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the fluid (semen) that protects and nourishes the sperm.

There are several types of cells in the prostate, but nearly all prostate cancers start in the gland cells. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma.

Some prostate cancers can grow and spread quickly, but most of the time, prostate cancer grows slowly. Autopsy studies show that many older men (and even some younger men) who died of other causes also had prostate cancer that never caused them problems. In many cases neither they nor their doctors even knew they had it.

FDA backs prostate cancer drug Zytiga for earlier use
Dec 12 12


Laws don’t curb pricey prostate cancer treatments
Nov 25 12


Green Tea and Cancer Prevention: New Clues
Oct 19 12


Prostate cancer: Curcumin curbs metastases
Oct 12 12


Mount Sinai researchers discover gene signature that predicts prostate cancer survival
Oct 11 12


Doubling up on advanced prostate cancer with PARP inhibitors
Oct 09 12


Moffitt Cancer Center Researcher Helps Develop Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Guidelines
Sep 29 12


Contrast-enhanced ultrasound better detects high-grade prostate cancers with less biopsies
Sep 28 12


Model confirms active surveillance as viable option for men with low-risk prostate cancer
Sep 24 12


MRI helps identify patients with prostate cancer who may benefit from active surveillance
Sep 24 12


Epigenetic causes of prostate cancer
Sep 05 12


Men, don’t be silent about prostate cancer threat
Sep 04 12


Genetic link to prostate cancer risk in African Americans found
Sep 01 12


Aspirin may help men with prostate cancer live longer, study suggests
Aug 29 12


Vanderbilt-led study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care
Aug 23 12


Prostate Cancer Screenings
Jul 31 12


More men with prostate cancer “team” wait on treatment
Jul 30 12


Would sliding back to pre-PSA era cancel progress in prostate cancer?
Jul 30 12


Men with prostate cancer more likely to die from other causes
Jul 26 12


Prostate cancer treatment regret is 52 percent higher in men with cardiovascular disease
Jul 02 12


Side effects persist after prostate cancer treatment
Jun 28 12


Hormone pill slows prostate cancer’s growth
Jun 03 12


Scientists unravel role of fusion gene in prostate cancer
May 22 12


Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say
May 21 12


U.S. task force: End routine prostate cancer screening
May 21 12


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