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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Prostate Cancer Provenge Strong in Trial

    April 29, 2009 - A novel, experimental treatment vaccine improved the survival of men with advanced prostate cancer in the largest trial yet of the therapy, researchers reported Tuesday. The vaccine, known as Provenge, is poised to become the first treatment to employ the immune system in the fight

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  7. PSA Screening Guidelines Stir Debate

    April 27, 2009 -- A new recommendation that men consider prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing a decade earlier than is now the norm is being widely criticized by some of the nation's top prostate cancer experts. The revised guidelines for men with an average risk of prostate cancer, made public t

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  8. Pomegranate Juice May Slow Prostate Cancer

    April 26, 2009 -- Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily may slow the progression of localized prostate cancer (prostate cancer that hasn't spread), a new study shows. The study included 48 men who had surgery or radiation therapy to treat localized prostate cancer. When the study started in 2

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  9. Designer T Cells Fight Prostate Cancer

    April 20, 2009 (Denver) -- Using gene therapy, researchers have re-educated patients' own immune systems to attack prostate tumors in the body. In the first two patients treated, the experimental treatment reduced PSA levels by 50% to 75%. PSA levels are a measure of a protein called prostate-specif

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  10. Prostate Cancer Vaccine Meets Goal

    April 14, 2009 -- Provenge, an experimental treatment vaccine for advanced prostate cancer, met researchers' goal in a key trial needed for FDA approval. That news comes from Dendreon, the company that makes Provenge. "We believe this is truly a breakthrough for the prostate cancer community and a t

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