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Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with early-stage disease, a major 20-year study demonstrates. In such men, who account for most cases of newly diagnosed prostate cancer, surgery did not prolong life ...

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Genes may cause tumor aggressiveness, drug resistance in African-American prostate cancer

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A form of genetic variation, called differential RNA splicing, may have a role in tumor aggressiveness and drug resistance in African-American men with prostate cancer, according to research. Men's Health News — ScienceDaily

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Popular prostate drug linked to serious side effects

Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and worsening erectile dysfunction. Physicians should be fully aware of these ...

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Similarities between next-generation prostate cancer drugs discovered

Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown for the first time how a class of advanced prostate cancer drugs are processed in the body and how their anti-tumor activity might change depending on how they are metabolized. Their pre-clinical findings, just published ...

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New three-in-one blood test opens door to precision medicine for prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations in the BRCA genes. By testing cancer DNA in the bloodstream, researchers found they could pick ...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy shown highly effective against prostate cancer

Researchers presenting a preclinical study at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) demonstrated the efficacy and optimal dose for targeted photodynamic therapy (tPDT) to treat prostate cancer before and during surgery. Prostate-specific ...

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Researchers identify inhibitor that overcomes drug resistance in prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. It is estimated that 161,360 men will be diagnosed and more than 26,700 men will die from the disease in this year. The ...

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Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 percent

Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate cancer presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual ...

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Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric

When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving — or even preventing — cancer. New research from The University of Texas at Austin identifies several natural ...

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New prostate cancer technology improves biopsy accuracy

When Mike Marks learned he had an elevated level on a PSA prostate cancer screening test, he considered several other centers before choosing Loyola Medicine. Mr. Marks was impressed with Loyola’s use of an advanced MRI technology to help detect ...

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