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New blood test is more accurate in predicting prostate cancer risk than PSA

A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and other clinical sites have demonstrated that a new blood test known as IsoPSA detects prostate cancer more precisely than current tests in two ...

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Breakthrough study stops fat-eating prostate cancer cells

Patients with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) usually have a poor prognosis. In part, this is due to the cancer’s ability to resist anti-androgen therapy. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in Oncotarget shows that combining a CPT1A ...

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New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

A new blood test could predict which men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments for the disease. Researchers were able to detect tumour DNA in men’s blood and pick out cancers with multiple copies of the ...

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Advanced prostate cancer treatment failure due to cell reprogramming

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that reprograms tumor cells in patients with advanced prostate cancer, reducing their response to anti-androgen therapy. The findings, based on a study in mice, could help to determine which ...

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A Cancer Diagnosis at 21 Taught Me to Run—and I Haven't Stopped

One freezing day in February 2016, I took the shuttle from the campus at Johns Hopkins, where I was a senior, to a hospital in Baltimore for a scan of my abdomen. My doctor wanted to get a closer look ...

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A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. Researchers demonstrate ...

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Link between common prostate cancer treatment, dementia detailed in new study

A new analysis of patients who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer shows a connection between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) — a testosterone-lowering therapy and a common treatment for the disease — and dementia, according to researchers from the Perelman ...

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'Sniffing' urine to detect prostate cancer could prevent unnecessary biopsies

On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The common procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue for assessment. Thousands of men who undergo the uncomfortable procedure, prompted by ...

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4 in 10 men may not be receiving adequate prostate cancer treatment in England

Almost 4 in 10 men with high-risk or locally advanced prostate cancer (prostate cancer that is likely to or that has already spread beyond the prostate) may be “undertreated”* by the failure to use radiotherapy or in some circumstances surgery, ...

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Color change test to help cancer research advance

A simple colour changing test to help scientists investigate potential cancer drugs has been developed by University of Bath scientists, allowing research to progress at a much greater speed than has been possible until now. Researchers know that patients with ...

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