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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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