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  1. Statins May Fight Prostate Cancer

    Oct. 29, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- The widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to slash the risk of relapse among men undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer, researchers report. In a study of nearly 900 men who underwent radiation therapy, those who took statins

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  2. Heart Risk From Prostate Therapy

    Oct. 9, 2007 - Depriving the body of male sex hormones fights prostate cancer, but it boosts a man's risk of dying of heart disease. Androgens -- male sex hormones -- make prostate cancers grow faster. Men with prostate cancer may opt to take drugs that block the effects of androgens, or they may re

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  3. Prostate Cancer: Surgery Best Option?

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- Men who choose surgery for early prostate cancer are more likely to be alive 10 years later than men who opt for other treatments, a Swiss study shows. In early prostate cancer, cancer cells haven't spread beyond the prostate. There are several different treatment options: surgical r

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  4. Diet, Drugs May Stop Prostate Cancer

    Sept. 24, 2007 -- How to lower cancer risk in men is one of the hottest areas in prevention research. Now a new study shows there should be some definitive answers on prostate cancer within the next few years. A host of trials are under way investigating drug treatments, nutritional supplements, and

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  5. Pomegranate Juice vs. Prostate Cancer?

    Sept. 20, 2007 -- Natural chemicals in pomegranate juice may slow the growth of prostate cancer, according to scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The key pomegranate chemicals, called ellagitannins, are also found in foods including strawberries, raspberries, and muscad

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  6. New Prostate Cancer Marker Found

    Aug. 15, 2007 -- Scientists today announced that they have spotted a potential marker of aggressive prostate cancer. The marker, called B7-H3, is a protein that's involved in the body's immune system. Mayo Clinic doctors including Timothy Roth, MD, report that B7-H3 is more abundant in prostate canc

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  7. Broccoli May Help Cut Prostate Cancer

    July 24, 2007 -- Men who often eat broccoli and cauliflower may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer than men who skimp on those vegetables. That news appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The finding comes from a study of more than 29,000 U.S. men aged 55-74 who w

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  8. Prostate Cancer: Fatty Acids a Factor?

    June 22, 2007 -- When it comes to reducing prostate cancer risk, some fatty acids may be more helpful than others, a new study shows. The study focuses on omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. The body needs both types of fatty acids and can only get them through foods or supplements. But ome

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  9. Northeast Tops Prostate Cancer Fight

    June 18, 2007 -- Northeastern states are doing a better job fighting prostate cancer than those in the Southeast, according to a national report card issued by advocates Monday. The report gives Arkansas, Kentucky, and Mississippi failing grades on preventing and treating the disease. Wisconsin, Nev

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  10. Flaxseed May Curb Prostate Tumor Growth

    June 4, 2007 (Chicago) -- A diet rich in flaxseed may help curb the growth of prostate tumors, preliminary research suggests. Reducing fat in the diet, however, does not appear to have any effect on prostate cancer growth, says researcher Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, a professor in the school of nu

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