Prostate Cancer News

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12/12/2011
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

12/7/2011
Active Surveillance May Benefit Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

But report says more needs to be known about the long-term outcome of this approach

12/6/2011
Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients

But those with a history of heart disease, stroke may be at higher risk, researchers caution

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/15/2011
Could Women's Use of 'the Pill' Raise Men's Prostate Cancer Risk?

New finding is highly speculative and doesn't demonstrate cause-and-effect, expert says

11/3/2011
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Extends Life in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

But, surgery might even improve survival more, expert says

10/11/2011
Extra Vitamin E May Be Associated With Prostate Cancer

Increase in risk is small, but finding suggests that supplement use can be harmful, researchers say

10/11/2011
Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests Cause Little Anxiety: Study

But people found to be at low risk for disease by mail-in kits may make poor health decisions, researchers say

10/7/2011
Panel's Rejection of PSA Test Spurs Mixed Reaction From Experts

Many still stick by the prostate cancer screen, claiming it saves lives

10/7/2011
Report: Task Force to Recommend Against PSA Test

The exam for prostate cancer has been controversial for some time

9/29/2011
Otherwise Healthy Older Men Undertreated for Prostate Cancer: Study

Yet younger men with other serious health issues may be overtreated for the cancer, research shows

9/27/2011
U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

9/26/2011
Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer

Both face-to-face and Internet counseling improved erectile dysfunction, love lives, study found

9/22/2011
In Older Men, Prostate Biopsies Can Raise Risk of Hospitalization

Experts stress procedure is not benign, strong antibiotics should be given beforehand

9/20/2011
Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats

Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say

9/20/2011
New Test Predicts Risk for Impotence After Prostate Cancer Therapy

Series of questions given prior to treatment could help men decide on type of care, researchers say

9/19/2011
FDA OKs Bone Drug to Prevent Fracture in Certain Cancer Patients

Prolia can be used in some cases of prostate cancer and breast cancer

8/16/2011
Five Genes May Be Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Identifying men with aggressive disease can help customize treatment, researchers say

8/12/2011
Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects

Incontinence, impotence often worse than anticipated, study finds

8/3/2011
Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

7/13/2011
For Some Prostate Cancer Patients, Combo Treatment Improves Survival

For men at 'intermediate risk,' radiation plus 4 months of hormone therapy improves survival, study finds

7/12/2011
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age

Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

7/1/2011
Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug

Provenge, a therapeutic vaccine, extends survival; it costs $93,000 per individual

6/21/2011
Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix

But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds

6/20/2011
Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform

Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

6/20/2011
Experimental Vaccine Seems to Cure Prostate Cancer in Mice

Researchers hope to test vaccine in people within five years

6/17/2011
Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report

Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

6/10/2011
Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer

Calling for warning labels, FDA says meds shouldn't be given until other urological conditions are ruled out

6/6/2011
Jury Still Out on Radiation for Early Prostate Cancer

There's too little evidence to say it's superior to 'watchful waiting,' study says

6/6/2011
Health Tip: Factors That May Contribute to Prostate Cancer

A list from the American Cancer Society

5/26/2011
New Drug Extends Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Zytiga lengthened survival to nearly 15 months, vs. about 11 months for men on placebo, study says

5/24/2011
Regular Brisk Walks May Protect Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found those who took them lowered chances of disease progression, death

5/19/2011
Earlier PSA Test Best Predicts Risk of Dying From Prostate Cancer: Study

This may cut down on unnecessary screening, researchers say

5/17/2011
Could Coffee Lower Men's Risk for Prostate Cancer?

In study, drinking 6 or more cups per day was linked to reduced odds for aggressive disease, but more research needed

5/17/2011
Surgery Viable for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

After removal of their prostate gland, 80% of patients survived 20 years

5/16/2011
Smoking Might Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer's Return

Study found that smokers had steeper rise in blood PSA levels, a harbinger of recurrence

5/16/2011
New Drug Extends Life a Bit in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Zytiga lengthened survival to 14.8 months, versus 10.9 months for men taking placebo, study says

5/16/2011
PSA Test Could Be Improved to Spot Prostate Cancer

Preliminary studies point to ways to have the screening benefit more men

5/16/2011
Prostate Cancer Survival May Be Especially Tough on Gay Men

Post-treatment quality of life scores worse than for heterosexuals, study finds

5/13/2011
Family Medical History Murky for Many

Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

5/4/2011
Aggressive Treatment May Be Beneficial for Early Prostate Cancer

In men under 65, death risk was lower than for those who chose 'watchful waiting,' study finds

4/29/2011
Zytiga Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer

FDA: Improved patient survival shown in clinical testing

4/25/2011
Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study

High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/25/2011
Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment

Study was very small, but some men got quick relief, researchers say

4/8/2011
Parkinson's May Have Links to Certain Cancers, Study Suggests

Genealogical data shows higher odds for melanoma, prostate cancer

4/4/2011
Add Cancer to Health Risks of Diabetes: Study

Colon, rectum, liver cancers increased in people with diabetes, researchers say

4/1/2011
Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn't Cut Death Rates: Study

And researchers add that widescale testing is linked to overdiagnosis, overtreatment

3/30/2011
Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study

Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

3/25/2011
Short Course of Hormone Therapy Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival: Study

Coupled with radiation, six months of treatment improved odds in locally advanced cases, researchers found