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New Model for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Tested

Physician-led quality initiative improves patient care, prevents overtreatment ...

Sanda to lead multi-center prostate cancer biomarker study

The Emory, Harvard, and University of Washington Prostate Cancer Biomarker Center has received a $4.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute's ...

New technology quantifies effects of prostate tumor laser ablation

Effort to understand risks of treatment, and prognostic clues to long-term outcomes ... Full story

Research shows 98% cure rate for prostate cancer using Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

DALLAS – A five-year study shows that Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer offers a higher cure rate than more traditional approaches, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. ... Full story

Potential Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Molecule Has Prostate Cancer Fighting Capabilities

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness as a cancer-fighting agent. Researchers at the University of Missouri have proven that a compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule not only halts the progression of prostate cancer, but also can kill cancerous cells. ... Full story

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Increase Risk of Depression

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has found a significant association between depression and patients being treated for localized prostate cancer (PCa) by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). ... Full story

Common prostate cancer treatments suppress immune response and may promote relapse

DALLAS – Prostate cancer patients and their doctors may want to think twice about the best timing for chemotherapy or radiation therapy in conjunction with a common nonsurgical treatment, based on international research findings led by UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators. ... Full story

Men could be spared unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer with new detection method

Researchers are working to find a way to determine how serious prostate cancer is when first diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments, which can cause life long side effects and even death. ... Full story

New research suggests early life factors could increase prostate cancer risk

Factors that influence when boys go through puberty could affect a man’s future risk of developing prostate cancer, a large study funded by World Cancer Research Fund has found. ... Full story

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