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Sequencing Radium-223 and Docetaxel in Prostate Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2014.10.24]
A prespecified analysis of the ALSYMPCA data suggests radium-223 can be used in sequence with docetaxel in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Prostate cancer's penchant for copper may be a fatal flaw
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.17]
Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness.

In some men, an increase in PSA after prostate cancer surgery may not lead to metastasis in their lifetime
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.15]
Some prostate cancer patients whose prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels increase after a radical prostatectomy may die of causes unrelated to prostate cancer before they are diagnosed with a...

Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides may increase the risk for prostate cancer recurrence
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2014.10.14]
Higher levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides, two types of fat, in the blood of men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, were associated with increased risk for disease recurrence...

Researchers find RNA molecules in urine and tissue that detect prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.14]
Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal...

Metamark announces nationwide availability of ProMark™ prostate cancer test, first-of-its-kind protein-based prognostic test
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.13]
Metamark has announced the nationwide availability of ProMark™, the first-of-its-kind protein-based biopsy test designed to improve the accuracy of prognosis for men diagnosed with prostate...

Prostate cancer: high cholesterol, triglyceride levels may raise risk of recurrence
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2014.10.10]
A new study finds that among men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels were more likely to experience disease recurrence.

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2014.10.10]
Title: High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

In rat model testosterone found to promote prostate cancer
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2014.10.09]
A researcher who found that testosterone raised the risk of prostate tumors and exacerbated the effects of carcinogenic chemical exposure in rats is urging caution in prescribing testosterone therapy...

RNA biomarker may lead to urine test for prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.09]
Researchers have identified RNA molecules that are only detected in the urine and tissue of prostate cancer patients, potentially leading to new diagnostic options.

Study identified a genetic variant near the KLK3 gene that could stratify GS7 prostate cancer patients
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.07]
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a biomarker living next door to the KLK3 gene that can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will have a more...

Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) survival data in chemotherapy-na├»ve men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) revealed
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.30]
Data from the final analysis of the Phase 3 study COU-AA-302 have shown that Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) plus low dose prednisolone significantly prolongs overall survival (OS) with a median...

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...

Shorter treatment times and improved quality of life for prostate cancer patients who undergo hypofractionated RT
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.19]
Prostate cancer patients who received hypofractionated (HPFX) radiation therapy (RT) reported that their quality of life, as well as bladder and bowel function were at similar levels before and after...

Global team finds new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.18]
A large international meta-analysis that pooled data on over 87,000 men reveals 23 new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer by 3-6 times the average.

DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2014.09.18]
Title: DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 9/17/2014 4:37:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

New genetic variants indicate risk for prostate cancer: international study
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.17]
An international study co-led by Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientists and researchers in the United Kingdom has revealed 23 new genetic susceptibility...

Discovery of 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.17]
Scientists can now explain one-third of the inherited risk of prostate cancer, after a major international study identified 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of the disease.

Specific baldness pattern linked with increased prostate cancer risk
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.16]
Evidence suggests that prostate cancer and male pattern baldness are connected by increased levels of male sex hormones. Now, a specific pattern is linked to increased cancer risk.

Accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer steps closer with genetic study
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.16]
New study that shows there is a 9 in 10 chance of prostate cancer returning in patients who carry certain genes opens door to more accurate testing and new treatments.

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
Source: MedicineNet Hair Loss Specialty [2014.09.16]
Title: Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 9/15/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2014.09.16]
Title: New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
Category: Health News
Created: 9/15/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Genetic testing can identify men at six-fold increased risk of prostate cancer
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.15]
Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk of prostate cancer, after a major international study identified 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of the disease.

New guidelines that favor watchful waiting in prostate cancer may not be suitable for African Americans
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.10]
There is an active controversy among oncologists about when to treat prostate cancer patients, with some suggesting that the word "cancer" be removed from the description of low grade disease, in...

New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy 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

Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2014.09.09]
Title: Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With 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 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 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

Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Vasectomy Specialty [2014.07.11]
Title: Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 7/10/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/11/2014 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...

New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer
Source: MedicineNet docetaxel Specialty [2014.06.02]
Title: New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 6/1/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

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...

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

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...

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 Prostate Specific Antigen 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 bicalutamide 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

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...

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

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.

Enzalutamide Use Before Chemo Recommended in Europe
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines [2014.10.24]
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended an extension of the indication for enzalutamide in prostate cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Hormone loss could be involved in colon cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.14]
Some cancers, like breast and prostate cancer, are driven by hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, but to date, there are none that are driven by the lack of a hormone.

RT Regimens Preserve QOL in Prostate Ca (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2014.09.21]
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Almost 90% of men with localized prostate cancer remained sexually active 5 years after treatment with blood- flow-preserving radiation therapy, results of a small clinical trial showed.

Blood test could identify when cancer treatment has become detrimental
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.09.18]
Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumour growth, a major new study shows.

Kudos for RT in High-Risk Prostate Ca (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2014.09.17]
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- High-risk prostate cancer includes a subset of patients with "very high risk" characteristics that portend poor outcomes regardless of treatment, although radiotherapy led to better outcomes.

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