Prostate Cancer

Sinai Researchers Find Link Between Exposure To World Trade Center Dust And Prostate Cancer

World Trade Center (WTC) responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by...
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Biopsy Combo Boosts Prostate Cancer Detection

(MedPage Today) -- Detection rate reached 70.2% with systematic and MRI-guided targeted biopsy together
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Gold Nanoparticle Clusters For Simultaneous Photo-thermal Imaging And Therapy

NUS chemists have found that gold nanoparticle clusters can be used in photo-thermal therapy for imaging and treatment of human prostate cancer.
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Prostate Cancer And Race

(MedPage Today) -- How much does infamous Tuskegee Experiment still loom over care for African Americans?
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Excess Body Fat Tied To Fatal Prostate Cancers

Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancers.
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News Digest – Nhs Waiting Times, Prostate Cancer Scans, Drug Decisions And Gut Bacteria

Cancer treatment waiting times continue to ‘spiral downwards’ New figures from the Public Accounts Committee show only 4 in 10 NHS trusts in England are meeting targets for cancer patients starting treatment. The goal is for 85% of people...
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More Evidence Links Body Fat With Prostate Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Risk of advanced, fatal disease rises with abdominal visceral fat
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Get Checked For Melanoma

I’ve written in the past about the importance of getting screened for colon cancer and for prostate cancer. There’s another form of cancer that entails screening without any sort of inserting. I grew up years before parents began coating...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology

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Body Fat Distribution Points To Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

A study of more than 1800 men in Iceland suggests that certain patterns of body fat distribution are associated with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Medscape Medical News
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Cancer Survivors Celebrate Strength, Self-care

To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity.
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Study Shows More Effective Method For Detecting Prostate Cancer

Each year, 1M men in the U.S. undergo biopsies for prostate cancer. UCLA physicians have found that a new biopsy method, which includes biopsy guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), can be used together with the traditional method to increase...
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Asco Poster Rounds: Provenge Benefits Black Prostate Ca Patients Most

(MedPage Today) -- Also: Genetic variants in prostate cancer similar across races; responses to standard mCRPC therapy don't differ by race
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Genetics, Cancer, Oncology

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Fewer Black Men Adopt Active Surveillance For Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- Overall rates of active surveillance are up for all men with low-risk prostate cancer, although the increase is significantly smaller for black men, according to a research letter published in the May 23 issue of the New...
Related topics: Black Friday, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Asco: Enzalutamide Beneficial In Metastatic Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 -- For men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer receiving testosterone suppression, enzalutamide is associated with significantly longer progression-free and overall survival, according to a study published...
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Hormones, Medical Research

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Few Prostate Cancer Patients Are Getting Checkups They Need

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 -- While men with early-stage prostate cancer can delay treatment, few follow guidelines for monitoring their condition, researchers report. In fact, their study of nearly 350 men from North Carolina found that only 15% who...
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More Good News For Olaparib In Genetically Altered Mcrpc

(MedPage Today) -- Antitumor activity seen in heavily pre-treated prostate cancer patients in TOPARP-B trial
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Prostate Cancer And African-americans: Why Mortality Rates Are Higher

(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests socioeconomics plays an under-appreciated role
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Could Prostate Cancer Drugs Erleada (apalutamide) And Xtandi (enzalutamide) Fight Disease In...

SUNDAY, June 2, 2019 -- Cutting-edge prostate cancer drugs that help extend life in the toughest cases might also be useful in fighting less aggressive tumors, two new clinical trials suggest. Two drugs that interfere with cancer's ability to use...
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International Clinical Trial Of New Drug For Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Yields Strong Results

Today the New England Journal of Medicine published the first results of a phase III international clinical study called TITAN (National Clinical Trials Number 02489318), which evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a new drug, apalutamide, to...
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Vasectomy Increases Prostate Cancer Risk Over Time

A new study suggests that vasectomy increases the risk for prostate cancer over a long-term follow-up, although that risk is small compared with nonvasectomized men. Medscape Medical News
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