Prostate Cancer

High-Grade Prostate Cancer Linked to Low Testosterone

High-Grade Prostate Cancer Linked to Low Testosterone

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Hypogonadal men are more likely than those with normal testosterone to have prostate biopsy results showing high-grade PCa.

Some Hypogonadism Guidelines Need Updating, Review Finds

Some Hypogonadism Guidelines Need Updating, Review Finds

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Quality studies are still needed to answer crucial questions about TRT and prostate cancer, cardiovascular risk.

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.

Black Men Twice as Likely to Die of Prostate Cancer

Black Men Twice as Likely to Die of Prostate Cancer

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Study in England shows that that 1 in 12 black men die from the malignancy compared with 1 in 24 white men.

Erectile Function Worsens In Most Men After Prostate Biopsy

Erectile Function Worsens In Most Men After Prostate Biopsy

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Results of a prospective study have implications for patient counseling.

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

No improvement in quality of life, even for patients with good baseline performance status.

Biomarkers Help Distinguish Prostate Cancer from Prostatitis

Biomarkers Help Distinguish Prostate Cancer from Prostatitis

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The biomarkers PHI and PCA3 demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy in discriminating prostate cancer from prostatitis in re-biopsy candidates.

Statin Use Fails To Prevent Progression to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Statin Use Fails To Prevent Progression to Lethal Prostate Cancer

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Statin use following diagnosis of localized PCa does not significantly reduce the risk of metastasis or death from PCa.

Gleason Score Predicts BCR in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Gleason Score Predicts BCR in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

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The finding is based on a study of men who underwent radical surgery for pT3aN0/NxR1 tumors but received no adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy.

No Pioglitazone-Bladder Cancer Link, Study Says

No Pioglitazone-Bladder Cancer Link, Study Says

But research reveals association with pancreatic and prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer With Comorbidities Increases Venous Thromboembolism

Prostate Cancer With Comorbidities Increases Venous Thromboembolism

Increased VTE risk among older patients, those with metastases, and those who underwent surgery.

Higher-dose Radiation Doesn't Improve Low-Risk PCa Survival

Higher-dose Radiation Doesn't Improve Low-Risk PCa Survival

But higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancers.

Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Upgraded at Prostatectomy

Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Upgraded at Prostatectomy

Upgrading, up staging linked to age 60, PSA 5.0 ng/ml, and 25 percent positive cores.

Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer

Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer

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A range of foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns are being studied for prostate cancer prevention or treatment.

Targeted Prophylaxis Prior to Prostate Biopsy May Cut Antibiotic Use

Targeted Prophylaxis Prior to Prostate Biopsy May Cut Antibiotic Use

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Pre-biopsy rectal swabs can be used to guide selection of a single antibiotic.

Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Increasing in the U.S.

Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Increasing in the U.S.

Many men with low-risk disease being spared prostatectomy, radiation, and androgen deprivation treatment.

Cancer Deaths Declining in the U.S.

Cancer Deaths Declining in the U.S.

Mortality rates predicted to meet Healthy People 2020 targets for breast, lung, and prostate cancers.

Low Use of Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer in U.S.

Low Use of Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer in U.S.

Researchers find 12% or fewer U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer opt for active surveillance.

Nocturia, Reassurance Prompt Men to Seek Medical Care

Nocturia, Reassurance Prompt Men to Seek Medical Care

Overall, men with LUTS showed remarkably poor knowledge about their symptoms.

Prostatitis Found to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostatitis Found to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

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Researchers observe no association between prostate cancer and urethritis, orchitis, or epididymitis.

Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

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Radiation treatment is associated with an increased risk of requiring minimally invasive urologic procedures.

Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

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In a phase 2 trial, enzalutamide treatment was associated with significantly longer progression-free survival.

Prostate Cancer-specific Comorbidity Index Stratifies Mortality Risk

Prostate Cancer-specific Comorbidity Index Stratifies Mortality Risk

Age-adjusted prostate cancer-specific comorbidity index strongly predictive of other-cause mortality.

Genomic Prostate Score Predicts PCa Recurrence, Adverse Pathology

Genomic Prostate Score Predicts PCa Recurrence, Adverse Pathology

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Each 20-unit increment in GPS was associated with a more than 2-fold increased likelihood of recurrence.

Weekend Hospitalizations Worsen Outcomes for Metastatic PCa Patients

Weekend Hospitalizations Worsen Outcomes for Metastatic PCa Patients

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They are more likely to die and suffer complications compared with those admitted on weekdays.

Palliative Radiation May Ease Pelvic Tumor Symptoms in CRPC Patients

Palliative Radiation May Ease Pelvic Tumor Symptoms in CRPC Patients

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The treatment was most effective in relief of macroscopic hematuria.

Prostate Cancer Treatment May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

Prostate Cancer Treatment May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

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Researchers observed greater incidences of colorectal cancer among patients who underwent bilateral orchiectomy, surgery, and ADT.

Prostate Health Index Predicts Post-RARP Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Prostate Health Index Predicts Post-RARP Prostate Cancer Recurrence

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A PHI of 82 discriminated between patients with and without biochemical recurrence.

Distress Factors in Newly Diagnosed PCa Patients Identified

Distress Factors in Newly Diagnosed PCa Patients Identified

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Factors include younger age, aggressive disease, and concern that their malignancy is uncontrollable.

Smoking Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Surgery

Smoking Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Surgery

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Smoking cessation for 10 or more years, however, mitigates that risk.

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