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  1. Fast PSA Rise Implies Bad Prostate Cancer

    May 25, 2007 -- Men whose PSA count goes up 2 ng/mL or more in one year are at high risk of dying of prostate cancer despite treatment. The finding, by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher Anthony V. D'Amico and colleagues, comes from a study of 948 men who underwent surgery or external-beam radi

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  2. New Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

    May 22, 2007 -- New prostate cancer guidelines are now available to hopefully make treatment decisions easier for patients and physicians. This week, the American Urological Association released its updated guidelines on how to treat localized prostate cancer during its annual meeting in Anaheim, Ca

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  3. Statins May Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths

    May 21, 2007 -- There may be a surprising reason for the ongoing decline in U.S. prostate cancer deaths: increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Since 1993, fewer and fewer American men have been dying of prostate cancer. Why? An obvious reason is that during this time, more men have und

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  4. Tomatoes Don't Prevent Prostate Cancer

    May 17, 2007 -- The news that tomatoes could prevent prostate cancer sounded too good to be true, and apparently it was. Lycopene, found mainly in tomatoes and tomato products, had little impact on prostate cancer risk in a new study from the National Cancer Institute and Seattle's Fred Hutchinson C

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  5. Mega Multivitamins and Prostate Cancer

    May 15, 2007 -- Men who take too many multivitamins may be increasing their risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to new research from the National Cancer Institute. Taking a multivitamin more than seven times a week was associated with a 30% increased risk of advanced prostate cancer and a

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  6. New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer

    April 26, 2007 -- An experimental blood test for prostate cancer seems to work better than the current PSA test -- and can tell whether the cancer is spreading. The new test looks for a protein called EPCA-2 -- or early prostate cancer antigen 2. Unlike the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) protein on

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  7. Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment

    April 25, 2007 -- Which side effects of prostate cancer treatment would bother you least? A new study points out the risks for each treatment option. Here's one option you don't have: No current treatment for prostate cancer completely avoids the risk of serious side effects. But there's also good n

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  8. FDA Panel OKs New Prostate Cancer Drug

    March 29, 2007 -- A new immune system treatment for advanced prostate cancer is safe and effective enough to begin U.S. sales, a panel of FDA advisors concluded Thursday. Many experts said they were uneasy about backing the vaccine-like treatment, known as Provenge, because it showed only slight evi

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  9. Chemical Key to Cancer Spread

    March 19, 2007 -- Immune responses inadvertently break down a barrier that lets prostate cancer -- and maybe breast cancer -- spread throughout the body, a new study suggests. One of the body's most basic defenses is inflammation. Inflamed tissues redden and swell with fluid. They give off a huge nu

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  10. Obesity May Up Prostate Cancer Deaths

    March 15, 2007 -- Obesity may more than double the odds of prostate cancer death among men newly diagnosed with the disease. That news comes from researchers including Alan Kristal, DrPH, of Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington School of Public Health and

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