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    1. Exercise Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Risk

      Jan. 6, 2011 -- Men diagnosed with prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of death not just from prostate cancer but from any cause by exercising vigorously for at least three hours per week, new research indicates. A study performed by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health an

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    2. Finger Length a Clue to Prostate Cancer Risk

      Dec. 1, 2010 -- Men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger are at a lower risk of prostate cancer than those with a finger pattern the other way round, according to a new study in the British Journal of Cancer . The relative length of the first and third fingers is set before birth, and

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    3. FDA Panel Rejects Drugs to Prevent Prostate Cancer

      Dec. 1, 2010 -- An FDA advisory committee has voted against approval of two drugs for the prevention of prostate cancer because of a link to increased risk of high-grade, aggressive forms of the disease. GlaxoSmithKline’s Avodart and Merck’s Proscar are approved to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia

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    4. Prostate Cancer: Active Surveillance Offers Quality-of-Life Gains

      Nov. 30, 2010 -- Active surveillance for men with localized prostate cancer may offer up some important quality-of-life advantages when compared to other initial prostate cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and surgical removal of the prostate gland (radical prostatectomy), according to a n

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    5. Prostate Cancer Staging Can't Predict Recurrence

      Nov. 22, 2010 -- One of the first things that a man wants to know after he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer is the cancer’s stage, which is supposed to indicate the extent of the disease and help predict the likelihood of recurrence after treatment. But when it comes to localized or non-sprea

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    6. Targeted Radiation May Help Men Avoid Impotence

      Nov. 5, 2010 -- A highly targeted form of radiation therapy may help younger men to avoid becoming impotent after treatment for prostate cancer, a preliminary study of nearly 100 men aged 55 and younger suggests. Six months after undergoing proton therapy, 90% of participants who had been sexually a

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    7. PSA Tests Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer Spread

      Oct. 25, 2010 -- Routine PSA testing substantially lowers the chance that prostate cancer will spread to other parts of the body, researchers report. Once the disease spreads, it is no longer curable, says study head Chandana Reddy, MS, a senior biostatistician at the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally,

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    8. Aspirin May Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths

      Oct. 25, 2010 -- Aspirin, already linked in some studies to a lower risk of developing colon cancer, may also cut the risk of dying of prostate cancer by more than half, a large study suggests. Researchers stress the findings are preliminary and that men with the cancer should not reach for the aspi

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    9. Drug Extends Prostate Cancer Survival

      Oct. 12, 2010 -- Even when medical or surgical castration fails, a potent drug extends survival by four months in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The drug is Johnson & Johnson's abiraterone acetate. It blocks an enzyme crucial to the production of male hormones, which spur the growth and s

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    10. PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer May Not Save Lives

      Sept. 14, 2010 - Routine PSA screening tests for prostate cancer don't save lives. That's the bottom line from a painstaking analysis of major clinical trials by University of Florida researcher Philipp Dahm, MD, and colleagues. They reviewed data on 387,286 men enrolled in six large clinical trials

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