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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   



PSA test for prostate cancer not recommended: panel

Doctors criticized proposals by a government-backed panel recommending against prostate cancer screening in healthy men—saying they went too far and may put some men at risk of the deadly cancer.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which advises the government on health prevention measures, on Friday downgraded its recommendation on prostate cancer screening to… PSA test for prostate cancer not recommended: panel   



Mass Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn’t Reduce Deaths

There’s new evidence that annual prostate cancer screening does not reduce deaths from the disease, even among men in their 50s and 60s and those with underlying health conditions, according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

A longer follow-up of more than 76,000 men in a major… Mass Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn’t Reduce Deaths   



In prostate cancer, other death risks may be higher

Some men with prostate cancer may have increased risks of dying from causes other than the cancer itself, a new study finds.

Researchers found that when men had their prostate cancer diagnosed after developing symptoms - and not after screening tests - they had heightened risks of dying from heart problems or other cancers.… In prostate cancer, other death risks may be higher   



Researchers find risk markers for erectile dysfunction following radiation in prostate cancer

In the first study of its kind, a research team led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University discovered 12 genetic markers associated with the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) in prostate cancer patients who were treated with radiation. The findings, to be published online September… Researchers find risk markers for erectile dysfunction following radiation in prostate cancer   



Some docs screen for prostate cancer without asking

One in four family doctors doesn’t ask male patients before screening them for prostate cancer, according to a new survey.

So-called prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing has been controversial in recent years because of uncertainty about whether it actually saves lives and concern about side effects from potentially unnecessary and invasive follow-up tests and… Some docs screen for prostate cancer without asking   



Four or more cups of coffee a day may keep prostate cancer recurrence and progression away

Coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer recurrence and progression, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists that is online ahead of print in Cancer Causes & Control.

Corresponding author Janet L. Stanford, Ph.D., co-director of the Program in Prostate Cancer Research in the Fred… Four or more cups of coffee a day may keep prostate cancer recurrence and progression away   



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