Researchers Identify which prostate cancers are lethal before surgery.

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Researchers report a new analytical method to improve the detention of lethal prostate cancer. Based upon a small scale biopsy sample the method promises more accurately identifying men who need surgery from those who do not. Despite the large number of yearly prostate cancer cases 98.6% will be alive 5 years following diagnosis according to the National Cancer Institute. Even though it may not be lethal many men die because it is so common....

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Metastatic Prostate Cancer predicted with new Biomarker in Lab. .

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Many.prostate cancers that are usually diagnosed in older men are slow growing and not considered fatal.  But some become aggressive and spread beyond the prostate, making them difficult to treat and life-threatening. With current knowledge doctors are unable to determine which will be slow growing and which will spread to other sites. In this study published recently in Clinical Cancer Research  report discovering a genetic signature .within...

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A common Prostate Cancer Treatment Reduces Survival in Older Men

Posted by in ADT, Blog, cancer, cancer research, prostate cancer

A new study published in European Urology concluded that a common prostate cancer therapy known as ADT should not be used in men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate. Researchers found that the therapy exposed them to more adverse side effects and was associated with increased risk of death and deprived the men of the opportunity for a cure by other methods. ADT or androgen deprivation therapy involves injecting or implanting...

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New Diagnostic Test for Prostate Cancer

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After 30 years without progress in screening methods, a new screening test has been identified for detecting prostate cancer. The only place in the southeast part of the United States offering the new technique – MRI-US image fusion technique, is the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Researchers say, “We are utilizing prostate MRI and fusing it with real time ultrasound for image-guided prostate biopsies; this can detect prostate...

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Prostate Cancer, Inflammation and Vitamin D

Posted by in alternative cancer treatments, Blog, cancer, cancer research, prostate cancer

A new study published in the journal Prostate concluded that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically the study demonstrated that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by Vitamin D, is missing in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.  The researchers wanted to determine what genes Vitamin D is turning off in prostate cancer because it was known that putting vitamin D on prostate...

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Can Prostate Cancer Be Detected with Urine?

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A new study published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics concluded that a set of RNA molecules could be detected in tissue samples and the urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals. These results could mean the development of more sensitive and specific non-invasive tests for prostate cancer than currently available and could reduce the need for many prostate biopsies. Current methods of testing for high...

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Can a Tomato Rich Diet Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

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A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention concluded that men who eat over 10 portions of tomatoes a week have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer. To evaluate lifestyle and dietary habits, prostate cancer researchers assessed 1,806 men between age 50 and 69 with prostate cancer and compared them with 12,005 men who were cancer free. This was the first study to evaluate a dietary index that...

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Can Prostate Cancer be Confirmed Without a Biopsy?

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The Prostate Health Index (phi), a simple, non-invasive blood test that is three times more specific than the PSA to detect prostate cancer is now available according to a report in Science Digest. This may reduce the need for men to need a biopsy, when they test positive for prostate cancer using  a PSA test. Researchers said, “The PSA test is based on the fact that men with higher levels of PSA protein are more likely to have prostate...

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Does Surgery or Radiation Benefit Older Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer and Other Health Problems?

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A new study in the early online edition of Cancer concluded that treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer who also had other serious health problems with aggressive therapies such as surgery or radiation therapy does not help them live longer and may be detrimental. The retrospective study followed more than 140,500 men aged 68 and older diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer between 1991 and 2007. Men were followed for 15 years...

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New Prostate Cancer Detection Method is Less Invasive

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Prostate cancer detection is currently done by a biopsy that is painful and involves risks. A less invasive procedure was researched and presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Stockholm this week that may reduce or eliminate the need for biopsies. The researchers developed a method to investigate whether and where men have prostate cancer using existing ultrasound scanners that create images in the body using sound waves....

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