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by Callum on Mar 31st 2011

Many Elderly Men Are Undergoing Unnecessary PSA Screenings A new study on the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based prostate cancer screening in the United States found that many elderly men may be undergoing unnecessary prostate cancer screenings. Using data from surveys conducted in 2000 and 2005, researchers report that...

by Callum on Feb 11th 2011

First FDA-Approved Prostate Cancer Treatment Vaccine Available At Roswell Park The nation’s first FDA-approved cancer treatment vaccine, Provenge (sipuleucel-T), is being offered for the first time in Western New York at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI)....

by Callum on Jan 6th 2011

Risk Of Death For Men With Prostate Cancer May Be Reduced By Exercise A new study of men with prostate cancer finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. The Harvard School of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco researchers also found...

by Callum on Dec 31st 2010

In Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions, Age Plays Too Big A Role Older men with high-risk prostate cancer frequently are offered fewer – and less effective – choices of treatment than younger men, potentially resulting in earlier deaths, according to...

by Callum on Dec 12th 2010

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men, but its diagnosis has up to now been inaccurate and unpleasant. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands, in cooperation with AMC Amsterdam, have developed an imaging...

by Callum on Oct 25th 2010

A cholesterol-lowering drug reduced the enlarged prostates of hamsters to the same extent as a drug commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), report researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and their colleagues in the October issue of the...

by Callum on Oct 19th 2010

New research led by UK scientists has shown that a protein in urine could be a reliable marker for prostate cancer risk, and although there is still a lot of work to be done to move it from the laboratory to the clinic, the finding is raising hopes that an easy...

by Callum on Oct 16th 2010

In the first-of-a-kind clinical trial, a robot will be used to place therapeutic radioactive seeds in prostate cancer patients. The National Cancer Institute-supported study, which will enroll 14 patients, has just opened at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The...

by Callum on Aug 12th 2010

The prostate is a male gland that secretes the fluid (a part of the semen) which carries sperm from the testicles during ejaculation. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds the first inch of the urethra (the tube...

by Callum on Jun 15th 2010

As men get older the vast majority of them will experience a disorder of the prostate known as benign prostate hyperplasia. BPH, while distressing, is a non-malignant enlargement of the prostate gland. This gland is very small at birth and doesn\’t really...