Prostate Cancer News

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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

3/10/2011
Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows

Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

2/25/2011
Newer Drug May Help Prevent Fracture in Men With Prostate Cancer

Slightly fewer patients on denosumab experienced 'skeletal events' than those on Zometa, study found

2/24/2011
PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Dips in Large U.S. Health Network

Follows 2008 guidelines reporting that aggressive PSA screening had led to harm from unnecessary treatment

2/24/2011
Rapid Rise in PSA Levels a Poor Predictor of Prostate Cancer: Study

Measuring changes over time leads to unnecessary biopsies, researchers say

2/16/2011
Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?

Researchers say these men may turn out to be candidates for screening, but more study needed

2/16/2011
PSA Test Cut-off Could Signal Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Another study suggests drug for enlarged prostate might also curb tumor progression

2/9/2011
First Look at Prostate Cancer Genome Yields Insights

Newly detected DNA changes may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

2/4/2011
Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate

Urologists' group lowers age at which the condition becomes a concern, from 50 to 45

2/1/2011
Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer

Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

1/12/2011
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

1/11/2011
Therapy May Help Cut Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

Bladder control improves among men with at least year-long problem, study finds

1/5/2011
Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death

Study found three hours or more of vigorous activity a week upped patients' long-term survival

1/4/2011
Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

12/7/2010
Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk

Long-term, low-dose regimen study shows dramatic findings for many common cancers

12/3/2010
Medicare Cuts May Have Spurred Drop in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Use of hormone therapy for low-risk cases fell 40%, study finds

12/3/2010
Scientists Find Protein That May Help Control Prostate Cancer

Discovery could aid in limiting tumor growth and progression, expert says

12/2/2010
FDA Panel Votes Against Drugs Said to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Experts were concerned about rare risk of aggressive tumors in patients using the meds

11/30/2010
Study Backs 'Active Surveillance' for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

But the alternative to immediate treatment isn't for all men, researchers say

11/17/2010
Medicare Panel Endorses Vaccine for Prostate Cancer Patients

Provenge extends survival by about four months on average, costs $93,000 per individual

11/10/2010
Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?

Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

11/10/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

11/10/2010
Fracture Risk Seen With Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Doctors should use androgen deprivation with caution, study says

11/3/2010
Use of Prostate Cancer Treatment Fell When Medicare Paid Docs Less

Financial incentives influence treatment rates, study finds

10/25/2010
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer

Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

10/25/2010
PSA Test Reduces Risk of Spread if Prostate Cancer Strikes

Study found screening showed benefit, despite debate about its usefulness

10/20/2010
FDA Calls for New Warnings on Some Prostate Cancer Drugs

Hormonal meds linked to slight increase in risk of heart disease, diabetes

10/12/2010
Earlier Hospice Care Urged for Terminal Prostate Cancer

Waiting too late means less benefit for patients, families, experts suggest

10/12/2010
Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens

Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

10/8/2010
Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Decay

'Virtual bone biopsies' used in study may one day help predict fracture risk, researchers say

10/7/2010
Gene Variations Appear Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Screening for these abnormalities might ID men at risk, researchers hope

9/29/2010
Experimental Test May Spot Prostate Cancer Earlier, More Accurately

Findings are preliminary, and study authors say it could be years before test is available commercially

9/27/2010
Surgery a Help for Aggressive Prostate Cancer: Study

Researchers report radical prostatectomy can extend survival rates

9/17/2010
Uninsured With Prostate Cancer Diagnosed With More Advanced Disease

Patients on Medicaid also more likely to have more severe cases, study finds

9/15/2010
Men With Low PSA at 60 Might Not Need Further Screening

Odds of developing aggressive prostate cancer, dying from it before 85 very small, study shows

9/13/2010
Prostate Cancer Screening No Benefit to Older Men With Low PSA Levels

Further testing, early cancer detection strategies more likely to do harm than good, researchers say

8/23/2010
Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care

Some treatments might be less costly short term, but more expensive over time, study finds

8/19/2010
Testing of Brothers May Boost Family's Prostate Cancer Rates

Increased diagnostic activity may lead to siblings finding more early stage disease, study suggests

8/12/2010
Docs Shying Away From Drug That May Prevent Prostate Cancer

Erroneous fear that finasteride spurs more aggressive tumors has left some physicians wary, research shows

8/6/2010
Statins, Painkillers May Upset PSA Test Results

Common medications might affect prostate cancer diagnoses, researchers say

8/2/2010
Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers

But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

7/30/2010
Why Cancer Screening Campaigns Can Backfire

Emphasizing low rate of prostate testing had unintended effect, study finds

7/28/2010
Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study

But FDA-approved Provenge remains very expensive, experts note

7/26/2010
Most Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Treated Aggressively, Study Shows

Many would do just as well with watchful waiting, researchers say