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    1. PSA Screening Guidelines Stir Debate

      April 27, 2009 -- A new recommendation that men consider prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing a decade earlier than is now the norm is being widely criticized by some of the nation's top prostate cancer experts. The revised guidelines for men with an average risk of prostate cancer, made public t

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    2. Pomegranate Juice May Slow Prostate Cancer

      April 26, 2009 -- Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily may slow the progression of localized prostate cancer (prostate cancer that hasn't spread), a new study shows. The study included 48 men who had surgery or radiation therapy to treat localized prostate cancer. When the study started in 2

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    3. Designer T Cells Fight Prostate Cancer

      April 20, 2009 (Denver) -- Using gene therapy, researchers have re-educated patients' own immune systems to attack prostate tumors in the body. In the first two patients treated, the experimental treatment reduced PSA levels by 50% to 75%. PSA levels are a measure of a protein called prostate-specif

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    4. Prostate Cancer Vaccine Meets Goal

      April 14, 2009 -- Provenge, an experimental treatment vaccine for advanced prostate cancer, met researchers' goal in a key trial needed for FDA approval. That news comes from Dendreon, the company that makes Provenge. "We believe this is truly a breakthrough for the prostate cancer community and a t

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    5. New Drug Targets Advanced Prostate Cancer

      April 9, 2009 -- Scientists are developing a new drug to slow advanced prostate cancer that resists other androgen hormone treatment. In the advance online edition of Science, researchers report initial results from the first test if the drug, called MDV3100, in men with advanced prostate cancer. Th

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    6. Fatty Fish May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

      March 24, 2009 -- Men who eat salmon and other fish high in omega-3 fatty acids on a regular basis have a decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, new research suggests. The association was most pronounced among men believed to have a genetic predisposition for developing aggressive p

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    7. Prostate Cancer: No Treatment OK for Some

      March 19, 2009 -- The best treatment may be no treatment at all for some younger men with early stage, good-prognosis prostate cancer, new research suggests. Known as active surveillance or watchful waiting, the strategy of intensive monitoring instead of treatment is mostly reserved for elderly pat

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    8. 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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    9. '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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    10. 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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