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  1. Lipitor-Celebrex: Curb Prostate Cancer?

    April 14, 2008 (San Diego) -- A one-two punch from the popular painkiller Celebrex and the common cholesterol-lowering statin drug Lipitor may curb the growth of early prostate tumors, a study shows. The study was conducted on mice, not men. "The drugs prevented the transition of early cancer to a m

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  2. Life Quality After Prostate Cancer

    March 19, 2008 -- Side effects men rarely think about before prostate cancer treatment have huge effects on their after-treatment quality of life. The finding comes from a study of 1,201 men -- and 625 of their spouses or life partners -- before and after they received different treatments for prost

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  3. Protein in Soy Traps Prostate Cancer

    March 14, 2008 -- Dietary levels of genistein, a soy protein, stopped the spread of prostate cancer in mouse studies, Northwestern University researchers report. Men who live in countries with high soy consumption are less likely to die of prostate cancer than are men in the U.S. and Europe. Geniste

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  4. PSA Test Has Shortcomings, Study Shows

    March 10, 2008 -- The PSA test is no longer as useful as it once was as a screening tool for early prostate cancer in men who have normal prostate exams, a new study suggests. Researchers conclude that changes in biopsy practices over the years have diminished the test's value in predicting prostate

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  5. Drug Fights Resistant Prostate Tumors

    Feb. 18, 2007 (San Francisco) -- A novel drug that blocks the production of male hormones anywhere in the body shows promise for curbing the growth of hard-to-treat prostate tumors. The experimental agent, called abiraterone, reduced PSA levels by 50% or more in nearly half of 38 patients whose pros

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  6. Statins, NSAIDs vs. Prostate Cancer

    Feb. 18, 2008 (San Francisco) -- Men with prostate cancer who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs or anti-inflammatory drugs live longer than those who don't take the drugs, a new study suggests. "We found an association between both statin and NSAID use and the risk of dying of any cause," says

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  7. Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Be Risky

    Feb. 18, 2008 (San Francisco) -- For some men with prostate cancer, the risks of a common treatment may outweigh the benefits, new research suggests. At issue is androgen deprivation therapy to lower levels of male hormones that can fuel prostate cancer growth. Alternately called hormone treatment o

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  8. Prostate Biopsies Help Tailor Treatment

    Feb. 15, 2008 (San Francisco) -- A biopsy reveals more important information about a man's prostate cancer than previously understood, a new study shows. Other research suggests that a genetic test can help to spare thousands of men from the discomfort and misery of unnecessary biopsies. Both studie

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  9. Test for Prostate Cancer in the Works

    Feb. 14, 2008 (San Francisco) -- A new blood test that measures a protein that is elevated in people with prostate cancer could spare thousands of men from unnecessary biopsies and risky treatments, researchers report. The test, which homes in on a protein called human aspartyl (asparaginyl) beta-hy

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  10. Finding the Right Prostate Cancer Diet

    Feb. 15, 2008 (San Francisco) -- Men: Take off the skin! That's the advice of U.S. researchers who found that poultry and eggs double the risk of prostate cancer progression. "But when we broke it down, the increased risk was confined to poultry with the skin on and eggs," says June M. Chan, ScD, of

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