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Testosterone and Prostate Cancer: Looks Safe But . . . (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2016.09.24]
(MedPage Today) -- Data accumulating but not yet definitive

Data: May Be OK to Give 'T' to Men With Prostate Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.09.22]
The idea of prescribing testosterone to men with prostate cancer was once an anathema. But new data from a small patient cohort suggest that it may be okay.
Medscape Medical News

No Vasectomy-Prostate Cancer Link in Largest Study to Date
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.09.20]
Vasectomy is unlikely to meaningfully increase risk of developing or dying of prostate cancer, according to a new analysis of observational data.
Medscape Medical News

Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2016.09.20]
Title: Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All
Category: Health News
Created: 9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Study: Prostate Cancer-Vasectomy Link Weakens (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2016.09.19]
(MedPage Today) -- Mortality, incidence, grade all unrelated to procedure

Morning Break: Clinton-Trump in Dueling Stethoscopes; Prostate Cancer; Zika in Utah
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine [2016.09.15]
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff

Prostate Cancer: No Survival Hit With Surveillance (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2016.09.15]
(MedPage Today) -- Disease progression, metastatic disease more common

Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health Specialty [2016.09.15]
Title: Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men
Category: Health News
Created: 9/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

A gene defect as a potential gateway for targeted prostate cancer therapy
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.09.06]
The loss of CHD1, one of the most frequently mutated genes in prostate tumors, sensitizes human prostate cancer cells to different drugs, including PARP inhibitors.

Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2016.08.19]
Title: Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Radical treatment and examination combined can halve mortality from prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.08.10]
Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality...

Prostate Cancer Symptoms, Tests, Treatments
Source: MedicineNet Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Specialty [2016.08.08]
Title: Prostate Cancer Symptoms, Tests, Treatments
Category: Slideshows
Created: 12/1/2010 5:22:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Study finds marker of aggressive prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.08.03]
May inform future tests to help doctors decide how best to treat prostate tumors.

Localized prostate cancer - a more accurate method to estimate risk at the point of diagnosis
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.08.03]
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can be provided with a more accurate estimate of their risk of death from the disease, and treatment planned accordingly, according to a Research Article...

UCLA researchers report high-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.08.02]
The research provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective for aggressive prostate cancer.

'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2016.07.29]
Title: 'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

First trial of robotic vs. non-robotic surgery for prostate cancer finds both achieve similar outcome at 3 months
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.07.27]
Early results suggest similar quality of life outcomes at 3 months, but further follow-up is now needed from longer 2 year trial.

Markers that cause toxic radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer identified
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.07.27]
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased...

Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Specific Antigen Specialty [2016.07.22]
Title: Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers
Category: Health News
Created: 7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Prostate cancer: Unexpected results from international Phase III study
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2016.07.12]
A recently published international clinical Phase III trial of a promising drug for treating advanced prostate cancer ended with surprising results: the new therapeutic agent failed to achieve any...

Prostate cancer and DNA mutation: New connections revealed
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.07.07]
A new relationship between mutations in specific DNA repair genes and metastatic prostate cancer is found. A new approach to treatment may be on the cards.

Robotic bottom may aid prostate cancer diagnosis
Source: Medical Students / Training News From Medical News Today [2016.07.04]
A robotic rectum may help doctors and nurses detect prostate cancer. The technology, which consists of prosthetic buttocks and rectum with in-built robotic technology, has been developed by...

NICE recommends FIRMAGON for men with advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer and spinal metastases
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.07.01]
Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended FIRMAGON® (degarelix) for a group of men with advanced...

New radiotherapy regime for prostate cancer could save NHS tens of millions per year
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.21]
A shorter course of prostate cancer radiotherapy, involving fewer hospital visits and higher individual doses of radiotherapy, is as effective as the current standard treatment for both survival...

Laser ablation becomes increasingly viable treatment for prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.13]
Prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat.

Research reveals prostate cancer radiation treatment can be shortened by 50% with no loss of effectiveness
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.08]
A shorter 4-week radiation regimen is non-inferior to the standard 8-week regimen when it comes to prostate cancer treatment, an Ontario-led study has found.

Study finds that higher BMI and waist circumference are associated with increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.03]
A study of almost 150,000 men from 8 European countries, presented at this year's European Obesity Summit (Gothenburg, 1-4 June) shows that higher body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are...

Imaging biomarker distinguishes prostate cancer tumor grade
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.02]
Enhanced imaging tool has potential to detect, grade, stage and guide treatment options.

FDA approves new diagnostic imaging agent to detect recurrent prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.31]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Axumin, a radioactive diagnostic agent for injection.

Genetic biomarker may predict nerve pain side effects associated with prostate cancer treatment
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.16]
New study finds genetic alterations in the VAC14 gene are associated with an increased risk of docetaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy in prostate cancer patients.

Radiotherapy halves deaths from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.10]
A longitudinal Nordic study, comparing the results of hormone (antiandrogen) therapy with or without the addition of local radiotherapy, shows that a combination of treatments halves the risk of...

BRCA gene mutations associated with increased prostate cancer risk
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.09]
Though predominantly known for their increased associations with breast cancer risk, germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are also associated with an increased susceptibility to other...

Prostate cancer: Testosterone therapy 'does not increase aggressive disease risk'
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.09]
A study using Swedish data finds men prescribed testosterone for over a year had no overall rise in prostate cancer risk, and they showed a 50 percent fall in aggressive disease.

High-Dose Radiation May Be No Better for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Specific Antigen Specialty [2016.04.07]
Title: High-Dose Radiation May Be No Better for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet bicalutamide Specialty [2015.11.12]
Title: Prostate Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

UCLA researchers find a wide variation in costs to treat low-risk prostate cancer
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2015.11.03]
Now, for the first time, UCLA researchers have described cost across an entire care process for low-risk prostate cancer - from the time a patient checks in for his first appointment to his...

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet docetaxel Specialty [2015.05.15]
Title: Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

FDA OKs PET Agent for Prostate Cancer
Source: MedPage Today Product Alert [2012.09.12]
WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved the positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent Choline C 11 Injection for production and use in detecting recurrent prostate cancer.

Lifestyle, diet may stop or reverse prostate cancer progression
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Urology
The research is the first randomized, controlled trial to show that lifestyle changes may affect cancer progression.

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2016.09.24]
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include appropriate use of beta blockers after heart attack, timing of allergenic foods for infants, a wearable device and its impact on weight loss, and vasectomy and prostate cancer.

Study suggests chemotherapy after radical prostatectomy may benefit men who are at high risk for relapse
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.07]
Not all men with prostate cancer benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy after radical prostatectomy; however, African American men and men with a higher tumor stage may, according to a new U.S.

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