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Diagnosing prostate cancer could be as easy as peeing on a stick

University of Queensland researchers are working on a prostate cancer test that is as simple as a pregnancy test. ...

Prostate cancer risk reduced by sleeping with many women, but increased with many men

Compared to men who have had only one partner during their lifetime, having sex with more than 20 women is associated with ...

Diagnosing prostate cancer quickly and safely

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half. Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting the prototype at the COMPAMED trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 12th to 14th. ... Full story

Low-risk prostate cancer patients will benefit from active surveillance guidelines

New guidelines for active surveillance of prostate cancer will improve health outcomes for those with low grade diagnoses, according to two University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) experts who had input in to the international recommendations. ... Full story

Prostate Cancer’s Penchant for Copper May Be a Fatal Flaw

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness. ... Full story

Elevated Cholesterol and Triglycerides May Increase the Risk for Prostate Cancer Recurrence

PHILADELPHIA — Higher levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides, two types of fat, in the blood of men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, were associated with increased risk for disease recurrence, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Full story

Researchers discover gene that can predict aggressive prostate cancer at diagnosis

Study identified a genetic variant near the KLK3 gene that could stratify GS7 prostate cancer patients ... Full story

European researchers meet to discuss prostate cancer diagnostic devices

European researchers met at the University of Bath to discuss clinical and commercial aspects of prostate cancer diagnostic devices. ... Full story

Men who are uneducated about their prostate cancer have difficulty making treatment choices

UCLA study finds that ‘decisional conflict’ could negatively impact quality of care and long-term outcomes ... Full story

Large Study Reveals New Genetic Variants that Raise Risk for Prostate Cancer

In an analysis of genetic information among more than 87,000 men, a global team of scientists says it has found 23 new genetic variants – common differences in the genetic code -- that increase a man’s risk for prostate cancer. The so-called “meta-analysis,” believed to be the largest of its kind, has revealed once hidden mutations among men in a broad array of ethnic groups comprising men of European, African, Japanese and Latino ancestry. ... Full story

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