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  1. Test Helps Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene test may help identify slow-growing prostate cancers that will require treatment, a new study suggests. The test revealed the levels of "expression" of three aging-related genes and could be used to predict whethe

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  2. High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- An innovative fusion of MRI and ultrasound might be a better way to detect and assess prostate cancer, while helping men avoid unnecessary biopsies, researchers say. The technology blends real-time imaging from both MRI and ul

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  3. 18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness also reduces a man's risk of prostate cancer by nearly a third, according to a large new study. The findings on nearly 19,000 men also overturn earlier concer

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  4. Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a widely used diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to new research. A study of nearly 4,000 diabetic men found that those taking metformin when diagnosed with prostate cancer we

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  5. New Drug May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- A newly approved drug that emits radioactive particles can help extend the lives of certain men with advanced prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds. Experts said the results, published in the July 18 issue of the New England J

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  6. Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a lot of oily fish or taking potent fish oil supplements may increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. Moreover, marine sources of omega-3 fatty acids may also raise the risk for agg

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  7. Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Soy supplements don't prevent a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgical removal of the prostate, a new small study finds. Many men with prostate cancer try soy products, but there is no hard evidence that they thwart a re

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  8. Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should just skip the controversial PSA test, a new survey suggests. The authors of a report about the survey don't reveal

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  9. Tweaking Diet Might Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer may boost their survival chances if they replace animal fats and carbohydrates in their diet with healthy fats such as olive oils, nuts and avocados, new research suggests. Men who substituted 10 percent o

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  10. New Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a new class of drugs that show promise for treating advanced prostate cancer. The drugs, known as peptidomimetics, interfere with the signaling necessary for prostate cancer cells to grow, acco

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