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High School Football Penalty Flags Go Blue This Week in Five States to Mark Prostate Cancer Awarenes

Those familiar yellow football penalty flags that are thrown by referees will be replaced with special light blue ones this week during dozens of high school football games in five states. It’s not that a kinder and gentler reminder of a rules violation has taken over, at least not permanently. Rather, this is the… High School Football Penalty Flags Go Blue This Week in Five States to Mark Prostate Cancer Awarenes   



Urgent need for prostate cancer screening amongst Dutch men

A recent TNS NIPO survey, on behalf of the Dutch Association of Urology (NVU) and the European Association of Urology (EAU), showed that almost four out of 10 Dutch men of 50 years and older suffer, or have suffered, from urinary complaints. The same number of men also said in the same survey they… Urgent need for prostate cancer screening amongst Dutch men   



Fish-filled diet may cut prostate cancer mortality

Eating lots of fish may not protect men from developing prostate cancer, but it could reduce their risk of dying from the disease, a new review of the medical literature suggests.

“In the United States, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer over their lifetime,” Dr. Konrad M. Szymanski of McGill… Fish-filled diet may cut prostate cancer mortality   



Popular prostate cancer treatment associated with bone decay

Using novel technology allowing “virtual bone biopsies” researchers have found that a common treatment for prostate cancer called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with structural decay of cortical and trabecular bone. The study has been accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Prostate cancer is the… Popular prostate cancer treatment associated with bone decay   



J&J drug offers hope in advanced prostate cancer

Men with advanced prostate cancer lived nearly four months longer on a new pill from Johnson & Johnson, according to keenly awaited study data that researchers said would change clinical practice.

Abiraterone, which could reach the market next year, provides a new option for men with an aggressive type of prostate cancer.

Its… J&J drug offers hope in advanced prostate cancer   



Robot to Have First Clinical Trial Test in Prostate Cancer Patients

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 robot has been designed by Thomas Jefferson University scientists to provide the steadiest and most… Robot to Have First Clinical Trial Test in Prostate Cancer Patients   



Prostate cancer patients treated with robotic-assisted surgery can expect low recurrence of cancer

A first-ever, long-term study of patients who underwent robot-assisted surgery to remove their cancerous prostates found that nearly 87 percent of them had no recurrence of the disease after five years.

The findings were reported in this month’s issue of the European Urology journal by a team of Henry Ford Hospital researchers led by… Prostate cancer patients treated with robotic-assisted surgery can expect low recurrence of cancer   



Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase survival chances

Prostate cancer patients who are treated with a combination of hormone therapy and radiation have a substantially improved chance of survival compared to patients who do not receive radiation, according to interim results of the largest randomized study of its kind presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting… Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase survival chances   



Aspirin may help fight prostate cancer

There is promising evidence aspirin can help drastically cut deaths among prostate cancer patients, a U.S. researcher says.

Dr. Kevin Choe of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas says men with prostate cancer who take anti-coagulants such as aspirin in addition to radiation therapy or surgery may be able to cut… Aspirin may help fight prostate cancer   



Prostate cancer screening may help healthy men only

Screening men for prostate cancer makes sense only if they are generally healthy, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

They found that even if screening doesn’t help men live longer overall—as shown by a large U.S. study last year—it’s possible that some may still benefit.

Today, doctors commonly screen men over 50 for prostate cancer… Prostate cancer screening may help healthy men only   



Multidisciplinary approach is key to successful treatment of aggressive prostate cancer

A research team from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) at Jefferson has concluded – for the first time – that a multidisciplinary clinic approach to aggressive prostate cancer can improve survival in patients. The results from the 15-year study of the multidisciplinary clinic can be found in the November… Multidisciplinary approach is key to successful treatment of aggressive prostate cancer   



Issues seen with drugs to curb prostate cancer: FDA

U.S. regulatory staff have raised concerns about data for two drugs by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Merck & Co Inc and their effect on reducing the risk of prostate cancer in certain men.

Both drugs are already approved to treat symptoms in men with enlarged prostate, but GlaxoSmithKline Plc is seeking a wider approval to… Issues seen with drugs to curb prostate cancer: FDA   



New prostate cancer imaging shows real-time tumor metabolism

A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor’s metabolism.

This is the first time researchers have used this technology to conduct real-time metabolic imaging in… New prostate cancer imaging shows real-time tumor metabolism   



Exercise may lower risk of death for men with prostate cancer

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 that men who did more vigorous activity had the lowest risk… Exercise may lower risk of death for men with prostate cancer   



Pathologic fracture and metastatic spinal cord compression in patients with prostate cancer and bone metastases

Abstract (provisional)

Background
The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors for and incidence as well as prognostic impact of pathologic fracture (PF) and metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) in patients with bone metastases (BM) from prostate cancer.

Methods
Retrospective cohort study including 61 consecutive patients seen at Nordland… Pathologic fracture and metastatic spinal cord compression in patients with prostate cancer and bone metastases   



Behavioral Therapies Ease Incontinence for Men After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Behavioral therapies such as pelvic-floor-muscle training and bladder-control strategies can reduce incontinence episodes by more than 50 percent in men following prostate-cancer surgery, according to new research from the Center for Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham/Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. The findings, published in… Behavioral Therapies Ease Incontinence for Men After Prostate Cancer Surgery   



Study Seeks Volunteers with Prostate Cancer to Measure Safety of Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine announced today it is seeking patients with early-stage (confined to the organ) prostate cancer to participate in a Phase I Research study.

Subjects must be newly diagnosed and considered lower risk, with a Gleason score of equal to or less than 7 and a PSA… Study Seeks Volunteers with Prostate Cancer to Measure Safety of Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery   



Sweeping view of prostate cancer genome yields deep insights

For the first time, researchers have laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep view of the genetic missteps that underlie the disease. The study, made possible by key advances in whole genome sequencing and analysis, points to several new… Sweeping view of prostate cancer genome yields deep insights   



Men’s Health Update Covers New BPH, Prostate Cancer Treatments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (February 22, 2011) - The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation has released a special men’s heath update in its February 2011 online newsletter.

According to the update, tremendous progress being made in developing new minimally-invasive and highly precise treatments for two conditions that afflict millions of men worldwide - prostate cancer and benign… Men’s Health Update Covers New BPH, Prostate Cancer Treatments   



PSA velocity screening for prostate cancer may lead to unnecessary biopsies

Guidelines of several cancer organizations have recommended that men with a rapid rise in PSA have a biopsy for prostate cancer, even if there is no other indication and the PSA is within the “normal” range. But change in PSA - known as PSA velocity - is a poor predictor of prostate cancer, and… PSA velocity screening for prostate cancer may lead to unnecessary biopsies   



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