Prostate Cancer

For African American Men With Prostate Cancer, Decision Regret Linked To Medical Mistrust

Medical mistrust is one reason why African American patients are more likely to have regrets about their choice of treatment for prostate cancer, suggests a study in The Journal of Urology(r), Official Journal of the American Urological Association...
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Al Roker Says He's Feeling Good As He Returns To Today Studio Following Prostate Cancer Surgery

Al Roker has returned to the Today studio, and he's "feeling good" after recently undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. Roker was back in the show's studio on Monday morning, two weeks after his prostate cancer surgery, and he praised his "great...
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Hormone Therapy For Prostate Cancer May Raise Heart Risks

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Hormone therapy can be a lifesaver for men with prostate cancer, but it also appears to put some at increased risk of heart problems, a new study reports. Long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) increased the risk of...
Related topics: Hormones, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Biopsy Reclassification Risk In Prostate Cancer Examined

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer is associated with a low risk for cancer spread, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of The Journal of Urology. Peter E. Lonergan, M.D., from the University...
Related topics: Biopsy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Clinical Challenges: Current Thinking On Active Surveillance

(MedPage Today) -- Decades ago, as a busy surgeon, Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, was "becoming increasingly uncomfortable" with issues related to overdetection and overtreatment of prostate cancer. In the years since, Carroll has helped pioneer the...
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Praise And Applause; Disappearing Prostate Cancer; Eliminating Cervical Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Finding reasons for praise and applause during a worldwide pandemic. (Journal of Clinical Oncology) The anti-PD-1 antibody tislelizumab significantly improved overall survival versus chemotherapy in a phase III trial involving...
Related topics: Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials, Chemotherapy

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What Drives Painful Bone Metastasis In Prostate Cancer, And Can It Be Prevented?

While prostate cancer originates within the prostate, metastasis, or the spread of a tumor from the site of origin to other organs, remains a leading cause of death among people with the disease. Prostate tumors can metastasize to a number of...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Metastasis, Cancer, Oncology

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'vanished' Or 'hidden' Prostate Cancer? Men With Negative Biopsies During Active Surveillance Have...

Can early-stage prostate cancer "vanish" during follow-up? More likely the cancer is just "hidden"--either way, negative biopsies during active surveillance for prostate cancer are associated with excellent long-term outcomes, reports a study in The...
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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Researchers Report Positive Results For New Treatment...

A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center research team has found that focal high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an effective strategy for treating localized prostate cancer while minimizing side effects.
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‘today’s’ Al Roker Home From The Hospital, Shares Video Update On His Prostate Cancer Battle

Today Show cohost Al Roker has updated his medical condition. Earlier this week, he underwent surgery for prostate cancer. He is now home and sharing a message of thanks to his medical team, his coworkers, and his fans on social media. “So...
Related topics: Health Videos, Cancer, Oncology, Social Media

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Gene Signature Predicts Whether Localized Prostate Cancer Is Likely To Spread

Researchers have identified a gene signature in localized prostate cancer that predicts the cancer's odds of spreading and its response to a common treatment for advanced disease.
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Hoda Kotb Says Al Roker's Doing Well After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Hoda Kotb says things are looking up for Al Roker in his battle with prostate cancer ... and she's got a message for fans who want to help out. We got the "Today" host jogging through NYC Tuesday -- she says she's running for Al, BTW -- and...
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Low Risk Of Cancer Spread On Active Surveillance For Early Prostate Cancer

Men undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer have very low rates - one percent or less - of cancer spread (metastases) or death from prostate cancer, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Urology(r), an Official Journal...
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Exercise Slowed Tumor Growth In Mouse Model Of Prostate Cancer

Kai Zou, PhD, and his doctoral student, Benjamin Kugler, MS, of the University of Massachusetts Boston, examined the link between physical activity and tumor growth in a mouse model.
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Covid Transmission In Households; Prostate Cancer In Black Men: It's Tthealthwatch!

(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso...
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Get Well Soon: Al Roker Announces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A beloved TODAY co-host is announcing some shocking news. Source: NBC / Getty Al Roker, 66, announced this morning that he’s battling prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. The weatherman whose long...
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'watchful Waiting' Ok For Black Men With Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2020 -- A 'watchful waiting' approach to care may be safe for Black Americans with low-risk prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Black patients are less likely than whites to be offered watchful waiting, also called active...
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Some Outcomes Worse For Black Men With Low-risk Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 -- African-American men with low-risk prostate cancer have a significantly increased 10-year cumulative incidence of disease progression and definitive treatment than non-Hispanic White men, according to a study published...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, African-American, Medical Research

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Prostate Cancer: Comparing Active Surveillance For Blacks Vs Whites

(MedPage Today) -- Black men with low-risk prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance had a significantly increased incidence of disease progression and a higher likelihood of needing definitive treatment compared with white men, but did not...
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Adjuvant Adt Best In Localized Prostate Cancer, Say Pooled Data

(MedPage Today) -- For men with localized prostate cancer undergoing radiotherapy, adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may yield superior oncologic outcomes compared with neoadjuvant ADT, pooled data from two phase III trials suggested...
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