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  1. Survival Improves for Prostate Cancer

    Sept. 15, 2009 -- Older men with early prostate cancer are far more likely to survive their disease without surgery or radiation today than they were just a few decades ago, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed outcomes among men older than 65 diagnosed with localized prostate cancer after the in

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  2. STD Linked to Prostate Cancer

    Sept. 11, 2009 -- Infection with a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) may make men more vulnerable to the most deadly form of prostate cancer, new research suggests. Men in the study who had been infected with the STD trichomoniasis were only slightly more likely to develop prostate cancer ye

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  3. Virus Linked to Prostate Cancer

    Sept. 8, 2009 -- A virus may be responsible for some prostate cancers and hold clues to the cause of the deadly disease, according to a new study. Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) has been previously linked to leukemia and sarcomas in animals, but researchers say this has more r

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  4. PSA Test: More Harm Than Good?

    Aug. 31, 2009 -- The PSA prostate cancer screening test does more harm than good, a new study suggests. How much harm and how much good? "For every man who avoids a prostate cancer death due to PSA screening, about 50 men have to be treated unnecessarily -- and a third of these men will have serious

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  5. Risks of Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Aug. 25, 2009 - Prostate cancer patients with established heart disease have an increased risk of dying when they receive hormone therapy prior to radiation, a new study suggests. Patients with a history of heart attack or congestive heart failure related to coronary artery disease who were treated

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  6. John McEnroe Serves Up Prostate Cancer Information

    His father's prostate cancer changed tennis legend John McEnroe, who turned 50 in February. McEnroe used to have at least one thing in common with ordinary guys: He rarely saw a doctor or gave his own health a lot of thought. That all changed five years ago, when his dad, now 74, was diagnosed with

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  7. New Therapy May Fight Prostate Cancer

    June 19, 2009 -- Mayo Clinic researchers say an experimental treatment may have cured two patients whose prostate cancers were so advanced they had been considered inoperable. Both patients were reportedly free of cancer after treatment with a combination of hormone therapy, an experimental immunoth

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  8. Group Takes Aim at Prostate Cancer Claims

    June 18, 2009 -- A consumers group complained to regulators and threatened a lawsuit Thursday over what it calls a drug company’s misleading claims that two of its multivitamins reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is taking aim at One A Day Men’s 50+ Adv

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  9. Prostate Cancer: Who Needs Chemical Castration?

    June 12, 2009 - There's no shortcut to three years of difficult "chemical castration" hormone therapy for men receiving radiation treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer. But there are silver linings to the finding, from European clinical trials led by Michel Bolla, MD, of the University of G

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  10. Gene Test May Predict Prostate Cancer

    June 2, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- A blood test that characterizes each prostate tumor by its unique genetic fingerprint may help pinpoint which men actually have prostate cancer, researchers say. In a new study, the powerful genetic tool beat out standard PSA testing in discriminating between men who

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