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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Prostate Cancer Therapy Mismatch?

    Nov. 26, 2007 -- Researchers are urging men with early prostate cancer to talk with their doctor about any bowel, urinary, or sexual problems before choosing a prostate cancer treatment. In a new study, more than a third of men with early prostate cancer got "mismatched" prostate cancer treatments.

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  7. Obesity Affects Prostate Cancer Test

    Nov. 20, 2007 -- Obese men may have prostate cancer despite relatively low values on a prostate cancer screening test called the PSA test, a new study suggests. The PSA test detects PSA -- prostate-specific antigen -- in the blood. Only prostate cells give off PSA. PSA levels can rise as prostate tu

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  8. No-Carb Diet May Curb Prostate Cancer

    Nov. 13, 2007 -- Forgoing carbohydrates may slow the growth of prostate cancer, according to preliminary lab tests in mice. The researchers aren't making dietary recommendations for men. But they say the topic deserves further study. "This study showed that cutting carbohydrates may slow tumor growt

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  9. Seeds Beat Out Watchful Waiting

    Oct. 31, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Older men with prostate cancer who chose treatment with radiation seed implant therapy or surgery cut their risk of dying of the disease by more than half, compared with those who opt for close observation, researchers report. "This is the first time it’s been shown th

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  10. Can Walking Ward Off Bone Loss?

    Oct. 29, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Brisk walking may reverse the severe bone loss associated with a common prostate cancer therapy, curbing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis, researchers report. In a small study of men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiation for prostate cancer,

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