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News and Features Related to Prostate Cancer

  1. Predicting Sexual Ability After Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Sept. 20, 2011 -- The better a man's erections before prostate cancer treatment, the more likely he is to recover the ability to have erections later. Martin G. Sanda, MD, and colleagues followed 1,027 men for two years after prostate cancer treatment. The researchers focused on the men's ability to

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  2. 5 Genes Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    Aug. 16, 2011 -- Researchers in Seattle and Sweden have identified five inherited genetic markers that could help spot men with the most aggressive and deadly forms of prostate cancer. They say the discovery may lead to a simple blood test to help distinguish between men with prostate cancer who nee

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  3. Urine Test May Help Predict Prostate Cancer

    Aug. 3, 2011 -- A painless urine test could soon help doctors tell when a high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level means a dangerous cancer or when it’s a sign of a more benign condition that may not need further treatment, a new study shows. The test looks for a genetic mistake that’s present in

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  4. Combination Therapy May Treat Prostate Cancer

    July 13, 2011 -- For some men with early-stage prostate cancer, adding short-term hormone treatment to radiation therapy improves their chances of survival, according to a new study. At the 10-year follow-up mark, 57% of those who got radiation alone survived, while 62% of those in the combination g

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  5. Prostate Cancer Drug Zytiga May Extend Life

    May 25, 2011 -- The newly approved prostate cancer pill Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) may extend life by up to four months in men with spreading cancer who have already been treated with chemotherapy, a study shows. This survival gain "means quite a bit," says study researcher Howard I. Scher, MD, ch

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  6. Brisk Walking May Help Keep Prostate Cancer in Check

    May 24, 2011 -- Brisk walking may help men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer reduce their risk of progression of the disease, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Harvard School of Public Health followed 1,455 men who had been diagnose

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  7. Coffee May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

    May 17, 2011 -- Men who drink coffee regularly appear to lower their risk of prostate cancer, especially the lethal form, new research suggests. When the researchers looked at all forms of prostate cancer, ''the highest coffee drinkers had about a 20% lower risk of developing prostate cancer during

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  8. Obesity May Raise Risk of Prostate Cancer Spread

    May 16, 2011 -- Obesity and prostate cancer may be a bad combination, new research suggests. The risk of the cancer spreading is more likely in both obese and overweight men, researchers found. "We found that overweight men were three times more likely to have their cancer spread," says Christopher

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  9. Prostate Cancer: Early Surgery or Watchful Waiting?

    May 4, 2011 -- Fifteen-year results from a Swedish study show that early prostate surgery cuts deaths in under-65 men with "low-risk" prostate tumors -- but for today's men, the definition of "low risk" has changed. The study of 695 men with early prostate cancer assigned half the men to immediate s

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  10. FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Drug

    April 28, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the Johnson & Johnson pill Zytiga for use in combination with the steroid prednisone to treat a certain type of late-stage prostate cancer in men who have already been treated with chemotherapy. The medication is to be used to treat patients with metastatic, ca

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