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Healthy-looking prostate cells mask cancer-causing mutations

Prostate cells that look normal under the microscope may be hiding genetic mutations that could develop into cancer - according to researchers ...

Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer

The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be ...

New Study by UCLA Researchers Could Lead the Way for Better Assessment of Treatment Options for Men with Prostate Cancer

UCLA researchers have found that radiation therapy is the most common treatment for men with prostate cancer regardless of the aggressiveness of the tumor, risk to the patient and overall patient prognosis. These findings lay the groundwork for improved treatment assessment by physicians and to better inform men fighting the disease. ... Full story

New target for prostate cancer treatment discovered by Keck Medicine of USC researchers

Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientists have found a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer. ... Full story

BWH Study Provides Evidence for New Approaches to Prostate Cancer

BOSTON, MA –Monitoring prostate cancer (PC) by active surveillance (AS), with the expectation to initiate treatment if the cancer progresses, is a preferred initial option for men with low-risk PC and a life expectancy of at least 10 years. ... Full story

New target for prostate cancer treatment found

Keck Medicine of USC discovers new family of proteins that promote cancer cell growth ... Full story

Ten-year post-treatment analysis of German ARO 96-02 indicates patients with detectable PSA after radical prostatectomy should receive more aggressive radiation therapy treatment

Prostate cancer patients with detectable prostate specific antigen (PSA) following radical prostatectomy should receive earlier, more aggressive radiation therapy treatment, according to a study published in the February 1, 2015 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). ... Full story

‘Targeted’ biopsy could better identify aggressive prostate cancers

An experimental biopsy procedure appears to be more effective than the current tests in identifying ‘high-risk’ prostate cancers, according to a US clinical trial (link is external). ... Full story

Prostate cancer: optimised PSA screening programme developed at the MedUni Vienna

As an indicator of prostate cancer, the PSA test is regarded in urology as highly controversial since it is not always unequivocal. A team of researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital has now developed a programme that compensates the shortfalls of PSA screening with methods from personalised medicine. As a result, prostate cancer screening is able to reach a new level of quality. ... Full story

Smoking May Increase Risks for Patients Being Treated for Prostate Cancer

Among patients with prostate cancer, those who smoke have increased risks of experiencing side effects from treatment and of developing future cancer recurrences, or even dying from prostate cancer. The findings, which are published in BJU International, suggest that smoking may negatively affect the health outcomes of patients with prostate cancer and may contribute to complications related to their care. ... Full story

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