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New Research In JAMA: Targeted MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Technique More Effective Than Standard Biopsy to Detect High-Risk Prostate Cancer

University of Maryland School of Medicine Physician-Scientist Is Lead Author on NIH Study of More Than 1,000 Men ...

Drug combo suppresses growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Low doses of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication, and a gene inhibitor known as BI2536 can successfully ...

Prostate Cancer Androgen Receptor Activates a Different Gene Set When Bound to Antiandrogens

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The androgen receptor in prostate cancer cells can activate different sets of genes depending on whether it binds with an androgen hormone or an antiandrogen drug, according to a new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). ... Full story

Prostate Cancer Drug Slows Memory Loss in Women with Alzheimer's Disease

Madison, Wisconsin - Women with Alzheimer’s disease showed stable cognition for a year when a drug that is more commonly used to treat advanced prostate cancer was added to their drug regimen, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Full story

Study looks at effect of diet on prostate cancer progression

Recent studies suggest that nutrients found primarily in vegetables and fruits can help lower the risk of prostate cancer and possibly slow its development, and those diets higher in these foods and lower in fat and meat may provide some protective benefit against the disease or its progression. ... Full story

New Study Findings Help Physicians and Patients Determine Prostate Cancer Risk

SALT LAKE CITY—A discovery by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute shows that looking at whether a man’s uncles and great-grandparents, among other second- and third-degree relatives, had prostate cancer could be as important as looking at whether his father had prostate cancer. A more complete family history would give physicians a new tool to decide whether or not a PSA test was appropriate. ... Full story

Potential Prostate Cancer Blood Test

"Liquid biopsy” accurately distinguishes prostate cancer DNA in blood samples ... Full story

Penn Study: Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Prolongs Survival for Older Men with Prostate Cancer

Many men with prostate cancer in United States not receiving life-saving radiation treatment ... Full story

Novel Imaging Technique Improves Prostate Cancer Detection

More accurate diagnoses could mean less invasive interventions, more surveillance ... Full story

Vanderbilt-led team studies blood test for prostate cancer

Vanderbilt University researcher William Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Germany and Canada have demonstrated a method for detecting “cell-free” tumor DNA in the bloodstream. ... Full story

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