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'Era of Active Surveillance Has Arrived' in Prostate Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2015.05.16]
The broad declaration followed reports of unprecedented rates of participation by men with prostate cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Unemployment linked to rise in prostate cancer deaths
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.05.15]
The knock-on effects of the economic downturn have been explored in economy and psychology. Now researchers are examining the effects of unemployment on an even darker subject - cancer mortality.

Myriad validates active surveillance threshold with Prolaris® for men with prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.15]
Additional data show Prolaris changed treatment plans in 48 percent of casesMyriad Genetics, Inc.

Can Asthma Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer? (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2015.05.15]
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study flies in the face of conventional wisdom.

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer 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

International Conference on Prostate Cancer, June 22-24 2015, Florida
Source: Conferences News From Medical News Today [2015.05.14]
Advancement in Prostate Cancer Research and TreatmentThe conference throws light on thought provoking topics and recent research in the field of Prostate cancer like, Future Perspectives on...

Combined radiation and hormonal therapy improves survival in node-positive prostate cancer
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2015.05.14]
Study of large national database reveals that combination therapy reduced death risk by 50 percent, compared with hormone therapy aloneA new study finds that men with prostate cancer that has...

MRI - prostate cancer screening for the future?
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2015.05.14]
A screening method that combines a traditional PSA test with an MRI detects a significantly greater number of prostate cancer cases and improves diagnostic accuracy.

ASCO: Chemo-ADT Combo Still Winning in Prostate Cancer
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2015.05.14]
(MedPage Today) -- Yet another report of survival improvement with upfront docetaxel plus hormonal therapy.

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2015.05.14]
Title: Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Chemo Upfront Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2015.05.13]
The largest randomized trial ever conducted in prostate cancer has shown a survival benefit from adding chemotherapy upfront to hormonal therapy.
Medscape Medical News

Advanced viral gene therapy eradicates prostate cancer in preclinical experiments
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.13]
Novel therapy shows synergism between engineered 'cancer terminator virus' and experimental drug to destroy primary and metastatic prostate cancerEven with the best available treatments, the...

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2015.05.13]
Title: Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Category: Health News
Created: 5/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Moffitt researchers work to determine why some prostate cancer patients experience more hot flashes
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.12]
New study shows men who are younger or have a lower body mass index are more prone to experience hot flashes during androgen deprivation therapyAndrogen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common...

Statin use linked with delayed progression of prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.10]
New research finds that statins appeared to slow prostate cancer progression in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy. However, further studies are required.

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2015.05.08]
Title: Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Recurrence of prostate cancer detected earlier with innovative PSMA-ligand PET/CT
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.07]
A recent study reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine compared use of the novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT with other imaging methods and found that it had substantially higher detection rates of...

Combined chemotherapy and immunotherapy shows promise for advanced prostate cancers
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.01]
Immune cell manipulation plus chemotherapy achieves prostate cancer remission in mouse models where chemotherapy alone failsChemotherapy can be very effective against small prostate tumors.

Second generation 18F-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen targeted imaging agent found to be highly sensitive in detecting prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.04.30]
A first-in-human prostate cancer study published in the Journal of Molecular Imaging and Biology showed initial safety, biodistribution, and dosimetry results with [18F]DCFPyL, a 2nd generation...

Modified citrus pectin enhances radiation therapy in prostate cancer treatment
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.04.27]
Scientists at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel, have found that oral modified citrus pectin (MCP) enhances the anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of radiation therapy in the treatment of...

Form of permanent radiotherapy may prolong prostate cancer survival, study finds
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.04.27]
Compared with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy, low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy may prolong survival for patients with prostate cancer, a new study finds.

Trial shows benefit of 'BRCA-targeting' drug in prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.04.23]
Men with prostate cancer benefit from treatment with the pioneering drug olaparib - the first cancer drug to target inherited mutations - according to the results of a major trial presented recently.

Ultrasound/MRI fusion biopsy detects more sonographically occult prostate cancers
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.04.22]
Research conducted at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University has found that multiparametric MRI and subsequent fusion of MR images with ultrasound enables a targeted biopsy of...

Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2015.04.21]
Title: Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2015.04.17]
Title: Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2015.04.17]
Title: Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Specific Antigen Specialty [2015.02.25]
Title: Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?
Category: Health News
Created: 2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Source: MedicineNet Testicular Cancer Specialty [2015.02.24]
Title: Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sexual function preserved following vessel-sparing radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2014.09.19]
A comparison of five-year sexual function outcomes, as reported by patients treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) versus combination EBRT plus brachytherapy, indicates that the utilization...

Creating predictive tool that lets prostate cancer patients decide which treatment is right for them
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2014.09.19]
Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings that researchers at Fox...

New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet bicalutamide Specialty [2014.09.09]
Title: New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 9/8/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Blood In Urine Specialty [2014.09.04]
Title: Prostate Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cycling and risk for erectile dysfunction, infertility, prostate cancer
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2014.07.08]
Cycling is a popular activity that offers clear health benefits, but there is an ongoing controversy about whether men who ride have a higher risk of urogenital disorders such as erectile...

Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study
Source: MedicineNet Circumcision The Medical Pros and Cons Specialty [2014.05.29]
Title: Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/29/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

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...

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.

Fee-for-service health care may lead to higher risk for robotic prostate surgery patients
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.15]
A "perverse disincentive" for hospitals that have invested in expensive technology for robotic surgery may be jeopardizing prostate cancer patients who seek out the procedure, concluded a new study...

Cognitive Impairment Linked to Androgen Deprivation Therapy
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2015.05.14]
Men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for treating prostate cancer are likely to experience cognitive impairment, a new study suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Bladder Trouble, Testosterone, Cancer Top AUA Meeting Agenda
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines [2015.05.12]
Results from a trial of a new combo for overactive bladder will be presented at the meeting, and new data on oral chemotherapies for prostate cancer and appropriate testosterone use will be shared.
Medscape Medical News

New anti-cancer stem cell compound in development
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.08]
Cardiff University scientists have developed a novel anti-cancer stem cell agent capable of targeting aggressive tumour forming cells common to breast, pancreas, colon and prostate cancers.

MRIs may be solution to prostate screening conundrum
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.05.04]
The continuing debate about prostate-specific antigen testing for the diagnosis of prostate cancer could be potentially resolved by the use of magnetic resonance imaging, according to the authors...

A new lease on life for prostate tissue
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.04.22]
What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection?

New results suggest combining MRI with conventional prostate surveillance may give a generally effective prostate screening system
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.03.25]
Initial results from the Göteborg randomised screening trial indicates that using MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) alongside conventional prostate cancer screening seems to offer improved cancer...

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