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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   



Researchers Identify Molecular Predictor of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Prostate tumors that carry a “signature” of four molecular markers have the potential to become dangerously metastatic if not treated aggressively, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report in a study published online today by the journal Nature. The discovery lays the groundwork for the first gene-based test for determining whether a man’s prostate cancer… Researchers Identify Molecular Predictor of Metastatic Prostate Cancer   



Antifungal drug delays need for chemo in advanced prostate cancer

The oral antifungal drug itraconazole, most commonly used to treat nail fungus, may keep prostate cancer from worsening and delay the need for chemotherapy in men with advanced disease. Details of the finding, from a clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins experts, are scheduled for presentation on Saturday, June 4 at the 2011 American… Antifungal drug delays need for chemo in advanced prostate cancer   



For many prostate cancer patients, Web sites are too difficult to read

Ninety million American adults read below high school levels, so the National Institutes of Health recommends that patient-education materials be written at the fourth-through-sixth grade level.

But a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that only 4.8 percent of websites describing prostate cancer were written below a high school reading level. The median… For many prostate cancer patients, Web sites are too difficult to read   



Award-winning agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a surface protein that is normally present on healthy prostate cells, but is found at much higher levels on prostate cancer cells. It is barely found in the rest of the body. “Therefore, PSMA is an ideal target for diagnostic purposes as well as targeted therapies against prostate cancer,”… Award-winning agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment   



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