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  1. Rapid PSA Rise Calls for Radiation

    Feb. 12, 2008 -- For the first time, researchers have shown that radiation can increase the odds of survival for men whose PSA levels rapidly rise after surgery for prostate cancer. Johns Hopkins researchers reviewed data on more than 600 men with rising PSA levels after radical prostatectomy -- sur

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  2. Watchful Waiting OK for Prostate Cancer

    Feb. 13, 2008 -- Most older men with early-stage prostate cancer can safely choose close observation instead of active treatment and all of its potential side effects, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 9,000 older men with localized prostate cancer who were not initially t

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  3. More Prostate Cancer Genes Found

    Feb. 11, 2008 -- The list of prostate cancer genes just got longer. Scientists report the discovery of at least 11 new prostate cancer genes, including one that affects prostate cancer's aggressiveness. These aren't the first prostate cancer genes to be found, and they might not be the last. But the

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  4. Peek Into Future of Prostate Cancer

    Feb. 1, 2008 -- A better prostate cancer test -- and a vaccine to keep early prostate tumors at bay -- may be just over the horizon, new studies suggest. The current PSA screening test for prostate cancer isn't as sensitive or specific as anyone would like. The test sends many men to doctors for nee

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  5. Sex Hormones Not a Prostate Cancer Risk

    Jan. 30, 2008 -- A man's odds of developing prostate cancer don't appear to be influenced by his blood levels of testosterone and other sex hormones. That's the verdict from a new review of 18 studies on the topic. The reviewers pooled data from all 18 studies, which totaled more than 10,000 men. Wh

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  6. Prostate Cancer Gene Test Coming Soon

    Jan. 16, 2008 -- Scientists at Wake Forest University plan to start offering a new gene test for prostate cancer risk within months. The test screens men's blood or saliva samples for five genetic variants linked to prostate cancer. Once those blood or saliva samples arrive at the researchers' lab,

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  7. Fathers Get 16% More Prostate Cancer

    Jan. 7, 2008 -- When a man fathers his first child, his lifetime risk of prostate cancer goes up 16%. Nobody has any idea why this might be so, but the finding, based on 51.6 million man-years of data, is as certain as any statistical fact can be. Here's another piece of the puzzle: After a man fath

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  8. Hormones Delay Prostate Cancer Growth

    Jan. 2, 2008 -- Short-term hormone therapy to lower testosterone levels can significantly delay the progression of prostate cancer in some patients treated with radiation, a study shows. Just four months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) before and during radiation was found to slow cancer growt

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  9. Aspirin Limits Prostate Cancer Therapy

    Dec. 26, 2007 -- Men with prostate cancer may have to quit hormone therapy -- upping their death risk -- if they take aspirin, a small study suggests. Regular aspirin helps many men avoid heart attacks and stroke. But it also takes a toll on the liver for some. That's not a problem for most men. But

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  10. High-Carb Diet, Bigger Prostate Tumor?

    Nov. 27, 2007 -- New research links a high-carbohydrate diet to bigger prostate cancers. Canadian scientists reported that news today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The findings are based on lab tests in mice. But the researchers argue that their findings hint at possible benefits

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