Prostate Cancer News

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7/13/2007
No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA

The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

7/9/2007
Many Men Getting Unnecessary Prostate Cancer Blood Tests

Patients are often either too young or too old to benefit from PSA screening, study finds

7/9/2007
New Drug Fights Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

Hormone-reducing abiraterone can shrink tumors, studies show

7/9/2007
Prostate Cancer Gene Also Raises Colon Cancer Risk

It's the first example of DNA spurring more than one cancer type, scientists say

6/21/2007
Fish Oil Might Slow Prostate Cancer

Early study with mice suggests a potentially beneficial effect

6/8/2007
Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Speed Heart Attacks

Hormome-suppressing therapy linked to cardiac risk in study

6/2/2007
Ginseng, Flaxseed May Help Cancer Patients

But another study dampens enthusiasm for the use of shark cartilage against lung tumors

6/1/2007
Heart Disease Marker May Predict Prostate Cancer's Course

Patients with higher levels of C-reactive protein fared worse, study found

5/29/2007
Spike in PSA Blood Level Points to Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness

Trends over time indicate need for stronger treatments, study shows

5/23/2007
Botox Could Treat Enlarged Prostate

It relieves symptoms and shrinks oversized gland, study shows

5/21/2007
Robotic Procedure Improves Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients

It leaves fewer stray cancer cells after prostate removal, study shows

5/21/2007
PSA Test Still Important to Detect Prostate Cancer, Studies Find

Statins also may help reduce risk of getting the disease

5/20/2007
Agent Orange Raises Vietnam Vets' Risk of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Odds for aggressive tumors highest among black veterans, study found

5/17/2007
Tomatoes No Magic Bullet For Prostate Cancer

Lycopene and beta-carotene won't prevent the disease, study finds

5/15/2007
Heavy Multivitamin Use May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Odds rose 32% for men taking more than a pill a day, study found

4/27/2007
Imaging Technique Could Help Fight Metastatic Cancers

Docs assessed treatment's success by watching water diffuse through tumors

4/26/2007
Better Prostate Cancer Test May Be Near

Blood protein outperforms standard PSA in spotting aggressive tumors, study finds

4/17/2007
Daily Aspirin May Reduce Cancer Risk

But the high dose needed brings its own dangers, experts warn

4/4/2007
PSA May Be Poor Predictor of Lethal Prostate Cancer

But a U.S. expert challenges new Swedish finding

4/2/2007
Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer Not for Everyone

Risks can outweigh benefits, so patient-doctor discussions are needed, new guidelines suggest.

3/29/2007
FDA Panel Backs Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Studies show it extends life of patients with metastatic disease by several months

3/29/2007
Periodic Health Checkups Boost Cancer Screening Rates

Regular visits tripled likelihood of colon or prostate tests, study finds

3/19/2007
Obese Men With Prostate Cancer Face Higher Death Risk

Study finds 2.6-fold increase in chance of dying compared to normal-weight men

3/12/2007
Poorer Health Care Ups Black Men's Prostate Cancer Risk

Too often, black males lack insurance or ongoing relationship with doctor, study finds

3/2/2007
Tea Antioxidant Plus Celebrex May Fight Prostate Cancer

Combo slows tumor growth, animal study shows

2/22/2007
Tests May Spot Most Deadly Prostate Cancers

The screen could also spare many men unnecessary biopsies, researchers say

2/5/2007
Radiation Seed Therapy Fights Prostate Cancer

Minimally invasive technique boosts survival, study finds

2/1/2007
Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High

Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

1/19/2007
Prostate Cancer Trial Halted Due to 3 Cases of Leukemia

Side effect of chemotherapy wasn't completely unexpected, one expert says

1/17/2007
Genetic 'Signature' Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence

Technique also works for prostate, lung and brain cancer, study says

1/16/2007
Scientists Explore Virus-Prostate Cancer Link

If proven, research could lead to a vaccine, experts say

1/16/2007
Tomato-Broccoli Combo May Protect Against Prostate Cancer

Study with rats found the foods eaten together led to tumor reduction

1/12/2007
Prostate Surgery Is Viable Option for Older Men

No need to withhold the choice for patients in their 70s, research suggests

1/11/2007
Researchers Unlock Secrets of Anti-Cancer Gene

Discovery may hold key to future treatments, researchers say

1/8/2007
Excess Weight Boosts Risk of Death From Prostate Cancer

The heavier the man, the greater the threat, study finds

12/26/2006
Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors

Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

12/22/2006
Weight Loss May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

Obesity, on the other hand, boosts odds of more aggressive disease, study finds

12/19/2006
Generic Proscar Approved

Treats enlarged prostate

12/12/2006
Treatment Beats Watchful Waiting for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

Death rate was 31 percent lower in group that got surgery or radiation, study says

12/5/2006
Hair-Loss Drug Skews Prostate Cancer Test

Propecia lowers PSA levels in the blood, study finds

11/16/2006
Low Cholesterol Lowers Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But men's overall risk for prostate tumors remains the same, study finds

11/14/2006
Post-Surgery Radiation Boosts Prostate Cancer Results

And a second study suggests testosterone replacement may not harm prostate

11/10/2006
Firefighters at High Risk for Cancer

Airborne toxins raise their risk over time, study suggests

11/9/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Warning signs that you should see a doctor

11/8/2006
New System Spots At-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Predicting tumor recurrence is key to deciding treatment, experts say

11/8/2006
'PSA Bounce' After Prostate Cancer Treatment Doesn't Affect Survival

But, rapidly rising PSA before treatment indicates cancer has likely spread, studies find

11/6/2006
High-Dose Radiation Extends Prostate Cancer Survival

Long-term hormone therapy may also boost patient outcomes, researchers find

11/6/2006
Smoking Worsens Prostate Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Smoking patients had higher rates of gastrointestinal troubles, study found

11/6/2006
Two Prostate Cancer Radiotherapies Go Head-to-Head

Study finds that a radiation treatment called IMRT has fewer side effects

10/31/2006
PSA Trends Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Findings argue for earlier testing to establish baseline for changes over time