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Time from Definitive Therapy to ADT Predicts mCRPC Risk

Time from definitive therapy for localized prostate cancer to the start of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) independently predicts the risk of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and death, a new study suggests. The study, led by Neeraj Agarwal, MD, of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, included 253…

Higher Vitamin D Levels Reduce the Likelihood of Kidney Cancer

Higher circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with a lower risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), new data suggest. The data are from a study in which investigators in China compared 135 newly diagnosed cases of RCC with 135 controls matched by age and sex. Average plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25 (OH) D]…
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Prostate Cancer Risk After Single Negative Biopsy Quantified

Almost one quarter of men who have a single negative prostate biopsy are eventually diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) within 20 years, according to investigators. The finding is from a study of 95,675 men who had a negative first transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy from January 1994 to October 2014. The 5-, 10-, 15, and…
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