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  1. Gene Test May Predict Prostate Cancer

    June 2, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- A blood test that characterizes each prostate tumor by its unique genetic fingerprint may help pinpoint which men actually have prostate cancer, researchers say. In a new study, the powerful genetic tool beat out standard PSA testing in discriminating between men who

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  2. Prostate Cancer Provenge Strong in Trial

    April 29, 2009 - A novel, experimental treatment vaccine improved the survival of men with advanced prostate cancer in the largest trial yet of the therapy, researchers reported Tuesday. The vaccine, known as Provenge, is poised to become the first treatment to employ the immune system in the fight

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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