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.

Loss of E-Cadherin drives prostate cancer progression - landmark study shows how to restart production
Apr 02 13


Prostate cancer risk rises in men with inherited genetic condition
Apr 01 13


African Americans experience longer delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
Apr 01 13


York scientists discover driving force behind prostate cancer
Mar 27 13


Digital rectal exam remains important part of prostate screening
Mar 18 13


How some prostate tumors resist treatment - and how it might be fixed
Mar 18 13


Japanese P2 study shows potential of combined vaccine and steroid drug in castration-resistant PCa
Mar 17 13


Virus shows promise as prostate cancer treatment
Feb 26 13


Racial gaps in access to robotic prostate surgery
Feb 18 13


The role of radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer
Feb 15 13


Study Points to Shorter Treatments for Prostate Cancer
Feb 13 13


Exercise linked with reduced prostate cancer risk in Caucasians but not African Americans
Feb 11 13


Novel radiation therapy method shortens prostate cancer treatment time
Feb 04 13


Novel radiation therapy method shortens prostate cancer treatment time
Feb 02 13


Prostate cancer study tracks long-term urinary, sexual and bowel function side effects
Jan 31 13


Study finds eating deep-fried food is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer
Jan 28 13


Stigma stymies prostate cancer screening, treatment in Ghana
Jan 24 13


Change in PSA levels over time can help predict aggressive prostate cancer
Jan 15 13


How prostate cancer therapies compare by cost and effectiveness
Jan 06 13


Racial gaps in access to robotic prostate surgery
Jan 06 13


Some men voice complaints of shortened penis following prostate cancer treatment
Jan 03 13


No fewer side effects for prostate proton therapy
Dec 28 12


Thomas Jefferson University researchers discover new pathways that drive metastatic prostate cancer
Dec 21 12


Mayo Clinic researchers identify enzyme linked to prostate cancer
Dec 18 12


More to benefit from ‘Lockerbie bomber’ prostate cancer drug
Dec 12 12


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