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  1. Drug May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

    Feb. 24, 2009 -- Millions of healthy men may benefit from talking to their doctors about taking the drug Proscar to prevent prostate cancer, according to new guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Urological Association. The recommendation is based on evidence gat

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  2. Key Piece to Prostate Cancer Puzzle Found

    Feb. 11, 2009 -- An unexpected discovery has turned up a key piece to the prostate cancer puzzle. The finding comes from a powerful new science called metabolomics. Using these new techniques, scientists discovered that urine levels of an obscure amino acid derivative called sarcosine show whether a

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  3. Masturbation and Prostate Cancer Risk

    Jan. 27, 2009 -- Frequent masturbation in young men is linked to higher risk of early prostate cancer, but it lowers prostate cancer risk for men in their 50s, a study shows. High levels of male sex hormones, or androgens, may increase a man's risk of prostate cancer. But different studies of this q

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  4. Advancing Prostate Cancer: Combo Treatment Best

    Dec. 15, 2008 - Adding radiation to hormone therapy doubles survival of patients with advancing prostate cancer that hasn't yet spread through the body, a Swedish study confirms. Lingering questions have remained about the best way to treat men whose prostate cancer has breached the wall of the pros

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  5. Prostate Cancer Prevention Study Halted

    Oct. 28, 2008 -- The National Cancer Institute has halted its $114 million study of whether vitamin E and selenium can prevent prostate cancer. They can't -- at least not in the formulations and dosages used in the study, called SELECT (SELenium and vitamin E Cancer prevention Trial). The safety pan

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  6. Prostate Grown From Adult Stem Cell

    Oct. 22, 2008 -- Genentech researchers have found adult stem cells in the prostate capable of regenerating a new prostate gland -- or, perhaps, able to become prostate cancers. In mice, the researchers were able to make individual prostate stem cells grow into new prostates. The same kind of cells c

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  7. NSAIDs May Lower Prostate Cancer Markers

    Sept. 8, 2008 -- Regular use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory pain relievers appears to lower blood levels of the prostate cancer biomarker prostate-specific antigen (PSA). In a newly reported study, men who used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) almost every day had av

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  8. Calcium Levels Predict Prostate Cancer

    Sept. 3, 2008 -- Men with high-normal levels of calcium in their blood may have an increased risk for developing fatal prostate cancer, early research suggests. Men in the study with high-normal levels had a threefold greater risk for fatal prostate cancer later in life than those with the lowest av

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  9. Being Tall May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

    Sept. 3, 2008 -- The long and short of it is that if you're a tall or leggy man, you may have a slightly higher risk of developing prostate cancer than men of more modest height. And if you do get prostate cancer, there's a somewhat greater chance that it will be a more aggressive type.  That's the

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  10. Treatment May Speed Prostate Cancer

    Aug. 28, 2008 -- Hormone therapy, the most common treatment for advanced prostate cancer, can boomerang to make the cancer more deadly, mouse studies suggest. The finding "may revolutionize the way we combat prostate cancer," suggest University of Rochester researchers Chawnshang Chang, PhD, Edward

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