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    1. Prostate Cancer Drug Zytiga May Extend Life

      May 25, 2011 -- The newly approved prostate cancer pill Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) may extend life by up to four months in men with spreading cancer who have already been treated with chemotherapy, a study shows. This survival gain "means quite a bit," says study researcher Howard I. Scher, MD, ch

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    2. Brisk Walking May Help Keep Prostate Cancer in Check

      May 24, 2011 -- Brisk walking may help men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer reduce their risk of progression of the disease, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Harvard School of Public Health followed 1,455 men who had been diagnose

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    3. Coffee May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

      May 17, 2011 -- Men who drink coffee regularly appear to lower their risk of prostate cancer, especially the lethal form, new research suggests. When the researchers looked at all forms of prostate cancer, ''the highest coffee drinkers had about a 20% lower risk of developing prostate cancer during

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    4. Obesity May Raise Risk of Prostate Cancer Spread

      May 16, 2011 -- Obesity and prostate cancer may be a bad combination, new research suggests. The risk of the cancer spreading is more likely in both obese and overweight men, researchers found. "We found that overweight men were three times more likely to have their cancer spread," says Christopher

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    5. Prostate Cancer: Early Surgery or Watchful Waiting?

      May 4, 2011 -- Fifteen-year results from a Swedish study show that early prostate surgery cuts deaths in under-65 men with "low-risk" prostate tumors -- but for today's men, the definition of "low risk" has changed. The study of 695 men with early prostate cancer assigned half the men to immediate s

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    6. FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Drug

      April 28, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the Johnson & Johnson pill Zytiga for use in combination with the steroid prednisone to treat a certain type of late-stage prostate cancer in men who have already been treated with chemotherapy. The medication is to be used to treat patients with metastatic, ca

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    7. New Doubts on Value of Prostate Cancer Screening

      March 31, 2011 -- A study from Sweden raises new questions about the value of screening average-risk men for prostate cancer. In the study, screening did not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths over two decades of follow-up, but it did result in the detection of more cases of the cancer and

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    8. New Insight on Weight Gain After Prostate Cancer Therapy

      March 14, 2011 -- Many men with prostate cancer will get treatments to block male hormones like testosterone in an effort to keep their cancer from spreading. There are several recognized side effects associated with those therapies, including hot flashes, loss of interest in sex, erectile dysfuncti

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    9. Study: Prostate Cancer Imaging Scans Often Unnecessary

      Feb. 18, 2011 (Orlando) -- Thousands of men with low-risk prostate cancer are having unnecessary and expensive imaging tests, while thousands of men with high-risk disease who should get the tests are not. When men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, they are classified as low-, intermediate-, or hi

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    10. Gene Test for Prostate Cancer in the Works

      Feb. 17, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Researchers are a step closer to developing a genetic test that could help men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer decide whether they are good candidates for active surveillance or whether they need treatment right away. "The biggest challenge with newly diagnosed

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