Prostate Cancer

Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer-Related Nausea, More

Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer-Related Nausea, More

Medical marijuana may be beneficial for nausea and vomiting, pain and weight loss, but more research is needed to determine potential harms.

Consider cT2c Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk

Consider cT2c Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk

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Patients with these tumors should be counseled appropriately and offered treatment options for intermediate-risk disease.

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Salvage Radiation Outcomes

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Salvage Radiation Outcomes

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PSA doubling time of 6 months or less and seminal vesicle invasion were significant predictors of biochemical recurrence.

Salvage Cryotherapy a Valid Option for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Salvage Cryotherapy a Valid Option for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

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In a study, the treatment was used in men who experienced prostate cancer recurrence after primary radiotherapy.

Robotic Prostate Surgery Offers Good Long-Term Results

Robotic Prostate Surgery Offers Good Long-Term Results

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A study of 4,803 patients who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy had long-term outcomes on par with other surgical approaches.

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase PCa Risk in Hypogonadal Men

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase PCa Risk in Hypogonadal Men

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Long-term testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men is safe, an observational study suggests. New cases of prostate cancer were lower than expected.

Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Frequently Overtreated

Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Frequently Overtreated

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Most men aged 66 to 79 years receive aggressive treatment even though their life expectancy is less than 10 years.

Complete Family History May Improve Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening

Complete Family History May Improve Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening

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For Caucasian males, a complete family history of prostate cancer among close and distant relatives may gauge personal risk with greater accuracy.

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

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For decades, prostate cancer risk (PCa) stratification was based primarily on the architectural pattern of the tumor.

Urology Referrals for Elevated PSA Unchanged

Urology Referrals for Elevated PSA Unchanged

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New study examined the effect of a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2012 recommendation against routine PSA screening.

'Jekyll & Hyde' Molecule Could Lead to Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

'Jekyll & Hyde' Molecule Could Lead to Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Prostate cancer (PCa) patients who have the Endo180 protein present in their tumors tend to have a more aggressive form of the disease.

Overweight Men Face Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Overweight Men Face Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Obese men are at a greater risk of developing more advanced forms of prostate cancer (PCa).

Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

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Dual use of both drugs significantly reduced the risk of biochemical prostate cancer recurrence after radical surgery.

Walnuts Slow Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth

Walnuts Slow Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth

Diets rich in walnuts or walnut oils slow prostate cancer (PCa) tumor growth in mice.

Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified

Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified

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Diagnostic usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion targeted prostate biopsy optimized in PSA level of 5.2 ng/mL or higher.

Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth Halted Through Injection

Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth Halted Through Injection

Scientists have discovered a way to "switch off" prostate cancer (PCa) cell production in mice with a thrice-weekly injection.

Prolonged Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Raises Fracture Risk

Prolonged Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Raises Fracture Risk

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Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for more than 1 year is associated with a 2.5 times higher odds of fracture in prostate cancer patients.

Rising PSA with Testosterone Gel Linked with Specific Factors

Rising PSA with Testosterone Gel Linked with Specific Factors

Greater PSA increases seen in older men and those with lower baseline testosterone.

BRCA Carriers Face Worse Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment

BRCA Carriers Face Worse Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Compared with noncarriers, BRCA carriers experience metastatic prostate cancer sooner and have shorter survival.

New Guideline for Radiation After Prostatectomy Endorsed by ASCO

New Guideline for Radiation After Prostatectomy Endorsed by ASCO

Guideline outlines use of adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after surgery for prostate cancer.

New Tool Can Test Prostate Cancer Drug Potential

New Tool Can Test Prostate Cancer Drug Potential

AMACR enzyme is being developed to test the potential for prostate cancer drugs.

Early Prostate Cancer Post-Operation PSA Values Useful

Early Prostate Cancer Post-Operation PSA Values Useful

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PSA levels at day 30 found to predict biochemical relapse risk in men with positive surgical margins.

Blacks with Recurrent Prostate Cancer More Likely To Regret Treatment

Blacks with Recurrent Prostate Cancer More Likely To Regret Treatment

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Racial differences in prostate cancer (PCa) treatment regret more pronounced among those without sexual problems.

Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Raises Heart-Related Death Risk

Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Raises Heart-Related Death Risk

But overall risk of heart-related death risk from prostate cancer treatment is small, researchers say.

Men with More Female Partners Have Lower Prostate Cancer (PCa) Risk

Men with More Female Partners Have Lower Prostate Cancer (PCa) Risk

Men who have slept with more than 20 female partners are less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer (PCa).

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Outcomes Worse in Smokers

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Outcomes Worse in Smokers

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Patients who smoke during external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) are at increased risk of distant metastases and dying from prostate cancer.

Eating More Tomatoes Lowers Prostate Cancer (PCa) Risk

Eating More Tomatoes Lowers Prostate Cancer (PCa) Risk

Consuming ten portions of tomatoes a week can lower the risk of prostate cancer.

Aspirin May Lower Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer Mortality

Aspirin May Lower Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer Mortality

Significant association observed for high-risk prostate cancers with no difference according to daily dose.

Vitamin D May Suppress Prostate Tissue Inflammation

Vitamin D May Suppress Prostate Tissue Inflammation

Vitamin D may be able to suppress inflammation in prostate tissue by boosting expression of the GDF-15 gene.

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