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    News and Features Related to Prostate Cancer

    1. New Debate on Prostate Cancer Screening

      March 18, 2009 -- Interim findings from an eagerly awaited ongoing government study show no evidence of a survival benefit associated with aggressive screening for prostate cancer using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. More prostate cancers were detected over an average of seven years of fo

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    2. Folic Acid May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

      March 10, 2009 -- There is mounting evidence that folic acid, taken in high doses, does not protect against cancer and may even promote certain cancers. Nearly two years ago, a major study found that high doses of folic acid in supplement form failed to protect against colon cancer. Now, another ana

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    3. 'Male Lumpectomy' for Prostate Cancer

      March 10, 2009 -- "Male lumpectomy" -- cryotherapy that freezes tumors but leaves the rest of the prostate intact -- may be the best treatment choice for many men with early prostate cancer. The suggestion comes in a presentation to this week's meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology by G

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    4. New Drug Helps Slow Prostate Cancer

      Feb. 27, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- An experimental pill that blocks the production of male hormones that fuel prostate cancer may help slow the growth of hard-to-treat tumors. The novel agent, called abiraterone, shrank tumors by 30% or more in one-fourth of 31 patients whose prostate cancer continued

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    5. Statins Cut Deaths From Prostate Cancer

      Feb. 26, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have been shown to cut the odds of dying from prostate cancer by about two-thirds. The findings come on the heels of other studies showing that statins reduce the risk of developing advanced, aggressive prostate cancer. Statins have

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    6. New Way to Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

      Feb. 25, 2009 -- For the first time, researchers say they have developed a tool that can help predict a man's future risk of developing prostate cancer. The personalized risk calculator combines prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results with additional prostate cancer risk factors, including prev

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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