Prostate Cancer News

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5/6/2013
Study Links Timing of ER Visit to Prostate Cancer Survival Odds

In patients whose disease has spread, weekend admissions tend to have worse outcomes

5/3/2013
Urologists' Group Issues Updated Guidelines on PSA Test

Most younger men and those over 70 don't need prostate cancer screening; middle-aged men should talk with their doctor

4/23/2013
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese

4/15/2013
Study Questions Value of PSA Test for Older Men

Only a third who received abnormal result went on to receive prostate biopsy, experts note

4/9/2013
Can Selenium Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?

Study found men with higher levels of mineral were 60 percent less likely to develop disease

4/8/2013
Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening

4/3/2013
Intermittent Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer Not the Best

Long-term study finds that it does not extend life expectancy

4/3/2013
Black Men Often Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Care: Study

Finding is more evidence of gap in quality of care for the disease, researcher says

3/27/2013
Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report

Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

3/27/2013
More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

3/26/2013
Is Early Baldness in Blacks a Clue to Prostate Cancer?

Hair loss by age 30 may raise risk, study suggests

3/18/2013
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer

Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

3/12/2013
Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival

But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

2/21/2013
Blood Thinners May Boost Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

But it's too early to recommend anticoagulants for this purpose

2/21/2013
Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

2/15/2013
Proscar Won't Boost Prostate Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Drug does appear to reduce diagnosis of the disease, researchers say

2/13/2013
Could Duration of Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Be Halved?

Preliminary research suggests it might be safe to shorten the current 3-year treatment

2/11/2013
Benefits of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Risk May Vary by Race

Workouts seem to help white men, but not black men, study finds

2/8/2013
On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds

But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

2/5/2013
Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans

But they're still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds

1/30/2013
Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments Similar in Long Run: Study

Researchers comparing surgery, radiation therapy did find short-term differences in men's sexual, urinary, bowel problems

1/28/2013
Fried Foods May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

But the research doesn't prove a link between the disease and French fries, donuts and the like

1/17/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991

American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

1/7/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

1/3/2013
Some Complain of Shorter Penis After Prostate Cancer Treatment: Study

Researchers say doctors should discuss this rare side effect before treatment choices are made

1/1/2013
Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

12/27/2012
Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds

Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

12/27/2012
U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

12/18/2012
Some Cancer Risks Higher in 9/11 Recovery Workers: Study

Cases of prostate, thyroid, multiple myeloma cancers seen over years

12/10/2012
Zytiga's Use Expanded for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Decreases body's production of testosterone

12/10/2012
FDA OKs Expanded Use of Prostate Cancer Drug

Zytiga shows benefits for treating late-stage disease, agency says

12/10/2012
Targeted Prostate Cancer Biopsies Might Improve Care: Study

Combining MRI, ultrasound allows doctors to better spot hidden, often aggressive, tumors

11/29/2012
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

11/15/2012
Prostate Cancer Websites Often Hard to Understand: Study

Most sites written for those with a reading level beyond that of the average American

10/30/2012
Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type

Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

10/29/2012
Viagra Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Maintain Sex Lives: Study

Use of the drug before and after radiation treatments may help men avoid erectile dysfunction

10/22/2012
Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer

Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests

10/19/2012
Post-Op Radiation May Boost Results for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Approach might work best for younger men and patients whose tumors show signs of spread

10/18/2012
Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?

Drinking six cups daily before prostate removal surgery lowered disease-related inflammation levels

10/17/2012
Antioxidants in Tea, Fruit, Veggies Might Fight Prostate Cancer: Study

Preliminary research found men who consumed more flavonoids had milder form of the disease

10/17/2012
Multivitamins May Slightly Lower Men's Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers found a 'modest' 8 percent reduction

10/9/2012
Scientists ID 'Genetic Signatures' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Findings may one day help tailor treatment, improve outcomes

9/27/2012
Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation

Preliminary research suggests genetic analysis might help men assess their risk

9/21/2012
Lab Contamination Behind Debunked Link Between Virus, Prostate Cancer

'XMRV' also once thought to cause chronic fatigue syndrome

9/17/2012
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics

But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

9/14/2012
Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors: Study

Findings highlight need for coordinated care for their unique health needs

9/12/2012
Newly Approved Imaging Agent Helps Find Prostate Cancer

But not replacement for actual tissue testing, FDA says

9/12/2012
Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life

Proscar is indicated for enlarged prostate; study found it had little long-term detrimental effect

9/7/2012
Pan-Fried Red Meat May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

Cooking at high temperatures triggers formation of cancer-causing chemicals, researchers say

9/5/2012
Taking Breaks From Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Seems Safe: Study

Trial found no difference in overall survival