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Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.18]
The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low...

Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2014.04.18]
Title: Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Per Lesion Ultrasound in Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2014.04.17]
For prostate cancer patients followed with active surveillance, the addition of monitoring with per lesion transrectal ultrasound could help identify patients who need intervention.
Medscape Medical News

Radical treatment for advanced prostate cancer may herald major survival advantage over conventional treatment
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2014.04.15]
Controversial new research may overturn the standard treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer.

Longest Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Study Promising
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines [2014.04.14]
The longest follow-up to date of active surveillance shows that it is a safe and feasible approach for as long as 20 years after diagnosis.
Medscape Medical News

Men with blood type O have lower recurrence of prostate cancer
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2014.04.14]
Patients with blood group O are 35% less likely to experience prostate cancer recurrence after surgery to remove the prostate gland, a new study suggests.

A quarter of men drop out of prostate cancer monitoring, casting doubt on safety of "active surveillance"
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2014.04.14]
A long-term follow up of prostate cancer patients shows that the option of monitoring slow-growing prostate cancer may not be as safe as thought, due to a quarter of men dropping out of the...

Arno Therapeutics enrolls first patient in a Phase I/II trial evaluating onapristone in men with advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2014.04.09]
Arno Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of oncology therapeutics, has announced that it has enrolled the first patient in a Phase I/II trial...

Radiotherapy plus six months of hormone therapy improves prostate cancer survival
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2014.04.09]
The findings, which were presented at the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna, are expected to change clinical practice.

For active monitoring of prostate cancer, non-invasive imaging can be used instead of repeated biopsy
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2014.04.09]
Your body's cells have two major interconnected energy sources: the lipid metabolism and the glucose metabolism.

Research suggests prostate cancer may be prevented by circumcision
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.09]
Men circumcised after the age of 35 were 45% less at risk of later developing prostate cancer than uncircumcised men, as shown by researchers at the University of Montreal and the...

Prostate cancer patients given brachytherapy more likely to maintain erectile function
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2014.04.08]
In approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, the use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumour, preserves...

Comparison of dose-escalated hypofractionated IMRT and conventional IMRT for localized prostate cancer
Source: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology News From Medical News Today [2014.04.08]
Dose-escalated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with use of a moderate hypofractionation regimen (72 Gy in 2.

Six months hormonal treatment in addition to radiotherapy improves survival for men with localised prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.08]
Men with prostate cancer that is small and confined to the prostate gland but that is at risk of growing and spreading, do better if they are treated with radiotherapy combined with androgen...

New method for prostate cancer detection can save millions of men painful examination
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.08]
Technique developed at Eindhoven University of Technology shows tumors with much greater precisionEach year prostate tissue samples are taken from over a million men around the world - in most...

Identifying men at high risk of prostate cancer recurrence
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.08]
A new genetic "signature" to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy has been developed by researchers in Canada, the 33rd...

Major added benefit of Radium-223 dichloride for certain prostate cancer patients
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.07]
Patients survive longer and get bone symptoms later / no evaluable data in comparison with docetaxelRadium-223 dichloride (radium-223 for short, trade name: Xofigo) has been approved since...

New test could accurately predict prostate cancer recurrence
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.07]
Using a genetic 'signature' from prostate tumor tissue, researchers have a created a test that they say can accurately predict a man's risk of prostate cancer recurrence.

DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2014.04.07]
Title: DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 4/7/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Medication does not help prevent erectile dysfunction following radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2014.04.02]
Among men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, daily use of the erectile dysfunction drug tadalafil, compared with placebo, did not prevent loss of erectile function, according to a...

Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet tadalafil Specialty [2014.04.02]
Title: Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 4/1/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

MRI helps diagnose prostate cancer more accurately
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2014.03.27]
World-first study shows biopsy guided by MRI provides a more accurate way to diagnose life-threatening prostate cancer while reducing over-diagnosis of non-life-threatening cases.

Predicting prostate cancer survival by measuring circulating tumor cells
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.03.25]
New research by USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists demonstrates that measuring circulating tumor cells (CTCs) - the cells that spread cancer through the body - may be a better...

Most men with early prostate cancer do not benefit from primary androgen deprivation therapy
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2014.03.19]
A study of more than 15,000 men with early stage prostate cancer finds that those who received androgen deprivation as their primary treatment instead of surgery or radiation did not live any longer...

Discovery of gene family that suppress prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.03.18]
Cornell researchers report they have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes, called MicroRNA-34 (miR-34), are bona fide tumor suppressors.

Newer Radiation Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer More Quickly: Study
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Specific Antigen Specialty [2014.03.13]
Title: Newer Radiation Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer More Quickly: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/12/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Risk of prostate cancer death decreased by PSA-testing and early treatment
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2014.03.12]
Mortality in prostate cancer is lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing compared with areas with little testing shows a study published online in Journal of the National Cancer Institute by...

New diagnostic, treatment approach for aggressive prostate cancer suggested by cholesterol-metabolism study
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2014.03.06]
Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that could bring new...

Surgery May Benefit Younger Prostate Cancer Patients
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Specific Antigen Specialty [2014.03.06]
Title: Surgery May Benefit Younger Prostate Cancer Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Prostate Cancer Screening
Source: MedicineNet Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Specialty [2014.03.03]
Title: Prostate Cancer Screening
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 6/9/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2014.01.29]
Title: Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 1/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet bicalutamide Specialty [2013.12.09]
Title: Prostate Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Clinical predictors of acute urinary symptoms after radiotherapy for prostate cancer
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2013.11.19]
An interim study by Italian researchers showed that using a modelling programme together with IPSS and dosage measure can predict the severity of acute urinary symptoms in patients with early...

Usual 'Hot Flash' Therapies Don't Help Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Source: MedicineNet venlafaxine Specialty [2013.10.04]
Title: Usual 'Hot Flash' Therapies Don't Help Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2013 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet finasteride Specialty [2013.08.15]
Title: 18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 8/14/2013 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet docetaxel Specialty [2013.05.16]
Title: FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 5/15/2013 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Comparison Of Costly Proton Radiotherapy And IMRT For Prostate Cancer
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2012.12.19]
Prostate cancer patients receiving the costly treatment known as proton radiotherapy experienced minimal relief from side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction, compared to patients...

FDA OKs Expanded Use of Prostate Cancer Drug
Source: MedicineNet docetaxel Specialty [2012.12.11]
Title: FDA OKs Expanded Use of Prostate Cancer Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 12/10/2012 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM

Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life
Source: MedicineNet finasteride Specialty [2012.09.13]
Title: Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life
Category: Health News
Created: 9/12/2012 6:05:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/13/2012 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.

Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet enoxaparin Specialty [2012.08.28]
Title: Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2012 6:05:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug May Help at Earlier Stage
Source: MedicineNet leuprolide Specialty [2012.05.17]
Title: Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug May Help at Earlier Stage
Category: Health News
Created: 5/16/2012 8:05:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

FDA: Prostate Cancer Risk From BPH, Hair Drugs
Source: MedicineNet minoxidil Specialty [2011.06.10]
Title: FDA: Prostate Cancer Risk From BPH, Hair Drugs
Category: Health News
Created: 6/10/2011 11:01:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/10/2011 12:00:00 AM

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.

OncoBriefs: PSA Tests, Melanoma, Ovarian Cancer
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology [2014.03.18]
(MedPage Today) -- Declining use of PSA tests for prostate cancer screening leads the latest summary of oncology-related news.

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