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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Prostate Cancer: Black-White Race Gap

    March 12, 2007 -- When it comes to diagnosing prostate cancer at an early stage, black men's biggest hurdle may be poor access to trusted medical care. So say researchers including James Talcott, MD, SM, of the Center for Outcomes Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. They studied 555 men -- 3

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  8. Prostate Cancer: Radiation Not Best

    Feb. 26, 2007 (Kissimmee, Fla.) -- External radiation therapy may cut survival rates for men with early-stage prostate cancer . These men are more likely to die over the next five years than those treated with radioactive seed implants or surgery to remove the prostate, a new study suggests. But eve

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  9. Prostate Cancer: Radiation Not Best

    Feb. 26, 2007 (Kissimmee, Fla.) -- External radiation therapy may cut survival rates for men with early-stage prostate cancer. These men are more likely to die over the next five years than those treated with radioactive seed implants or surgery to remove the prostate, a new study suggests. But even

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  10. Prostate Cancer Overtreated?

    Feb. 22, 2007 (Kissimmee, Fla.) -- Fewer than one in 10 men with early prostate cancer and eligible to choose close observation rather than active treatment opts for that strategy, researchers report. The findings suggest that many men at low risk of having their cancer spread may be overtreated, re

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