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  1. Change Lifestyle, Change Genes

    June 16, 2008 -- If you change your lifestyle, you change your genes. You can't get different genes, but how you act can change how your genes act, report Dean Ornish, MD, and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Ornish is a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF and als

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  2. No Dodging Prostate Cancer With Vitamin D

    May 28, 2008 -- A new study shows that higher levels of vitamin D in the blood are not associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Researchers say previous studies in the lab have suggested that high doses of vitamin D may cut prostate cancer risk. But statistical studies that looked for sp

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  3. Earlier Start, Stop for PSA Testing?

    May 22, 2008 -- Prostate cancer screening may start earlier in life -- and, for some lucky men, end sooner. Two of the hottest controversies in PSA prostate cancer screening are the ongoing debates over when a man should start screening and when he should stop. These are life-and-death questions. If

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  4. Lipitor-Celebrex: Curb Prostate Cancer?

    April 14, 2008 (San Diego) -- A one-two punch from the popular painkiller Celebrex and the common cholesterol-lowering statin drug Lipitor may curb the growth of early prostate tumors, a study shows. The study was conducted on mice, not men. "The drugs prevented the transition of early cancer to a m

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  5. Life Quality After Prostate Cancer

    March 19, 2008 -- Side effects men rarely think about before prostate cancer treatment have huge effects on their after-treatment quality of life. The finding comes from a study of 1,201 men -- and 625 of their spouses or life partners -- before and after they received different treatments for prost

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  6. Protein in Soy Traps Prostate Cancer

    March 14, 2008 -- Dietary levels of genistein, a soy protein, stopped the spread of prostate cancer in mouse studies, Northwestern University researchers report. Men who live in countries with high soy consumption are less likely to die of prostate cancer than are men in the U.S. and Europe. Geniste

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  7. PSA Test Has Shortcomings, Study Shows

    March 10, 2008 -- The PSA test is no longer as useful as it once was as a screening tool for early prostate cancer in men who have normal prostate exams, a new study suggests. Researchers conclude that changes in biopsy practices over the years have diminished the test's value in predicting prostate

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  8. Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Be Risky

    Feb. 18, 2008 (San Francisco) -- For some men with prostate cancer, the risks of a common treatment may outweigh the benefits, new research suggests. At issue is androgen deprivation therapy to lower levels of male hormones that can fuel prostate cancer growth. Alternately called hormone treatment o

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  9. Statins, NSAIDs vs. Prostate Cancer

    Feb. 18, 2008 (San Francisco) -- Men with prostate cancer who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs or anti-inflammatory drugs live longer than those who don't take the drugs, a new study suggests. "We found an association between both statin and NSAID use and the risk of dying of any cause," says

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  10. Drug Fights Resistant Prostate Tumors

    Feb. 18, 2007 (San Francisco) -- A novel drug that blocks the production of male hormones anywhere in the body shows promise for curbing the growth of hard-to-treat prostate tumors. The experimental agent, called abiraterone, reduced PSA levels by 50% or more in nearly half of 38 patients whose pros

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