Prostate Health News
May 22, 2019

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Protein That Hinders Advancement of Prostate Cancer Identified

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that blocking a specific protein, may be a promising strategy to prevent the spread of castration-resistant prostate cancer ... read more

Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Have Declined in Most Countries

Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are decreasing or stabilizing in most parts of the world, with the United States recording the biggest drop in incidence, according to new ... read more

Laser-Targeted Removal of Prostate Tumors Works as Well Complete Removal of Prostate

Researchers have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while ... read more

Men's Testosterone Levels Largely Determined by Where They Grow Up

Men's testosterone levels are largely determined by their environment during childhood, according to new ... read more
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Enzyme PHLPP2 Could Be a Viable Drug Target for Treating Prostate Cancer

Researchers propose a new druggable target that can put a damper on the spread of prostate cancer. Containing the threat at its origin organ greatly increases the survival rates of patients who ... read more

Treatment Targets for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancers

A study outlines findings from the largest-ever prospective genomic analysis of advanced prostate cancer tumors. Using comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) to analyze thousands of tumor samples from ... read more

Single Dose of Targeted Radiotherapy Is Safe and Effective for Prostate Cancer

A single high dose of radiation that can be delivered directly to the tumor within a few minutes is a safe and effective technique for treating men with low-risk prostate ... read more

Scientists Identify Compounds in Coffee Which May Inhibit Prostate Cancer

For the first time, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. This is a pilot study, carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell ... read more

Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Seem to Improve Survival After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Low-dose aspirin use does not seem to reduce the overall risk for prostate cancer death at the population level, according to a new study. However, results for extended exposure periods suggest that ... read more

Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Hereditary Breast Cancer

The study has potential implications for families with members suffering from these types of tumours who are at an increased risk of developing ... read more

Biological Markers That Could Guide Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Genetic alterations in low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed by needle biopsy can identify men that harbor higher-risk cancer in their prostate glands, researchers have discovered. The research found ... read more

Faster, Cheaper Test Can Help Predict Risk of Metastasis in Prostate Cancer Patients

A report describes a new assay to assess copy number alterations that is cheaper, faster, reproducible, and requires less tissue than other diagnostic techniques and has the potential to ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Prostate Cancer

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is the first report to show these men have higher than average PSA values and a ... read more

Revolutionary Technology Pinpoints Biopsies to Detect Prostate Cancer

Medical software that overlays tumor information from MRI scans onto ultrasound images can help guide surgeons conducting biopsies and improve prostate cancer ... read more

Reliance on 'YouTube Medicine' May Be Dangerous for Those Concerned About Prostate Cancer

The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. ... read more

Study Identifies a Genetic Driver of Deadly Prostate Cancer

A new study has identified a novel molecular driver of lethal prostate cancer, along with a molecule that could be used to attack it. The findings were made in laboratory mice. If confirmed in ... read more

Scientists Neutralize Reactive Nitrogen Molecules to Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers studying tumors in prostate cancer models found that nitration of an amino acid can inhibit T-cell activation, thwarting the T-cell's ability to kill cancer ... read more

Distinguishing Fatal Prostate Cancer from 'Manageable' Cancer Now Possible

Scientists have found a way of distinguishing between fatal prostate cancer and manageable cancer, which could reduce unnecessary surgeries and ... read more

Aggressive Prostate and Lung Cancers Are Driven by Common Mechanisms, Researchers Find

Researchers have discovered a common process in the development of late-stage, small cell cancers of the prostate and lung. These shared molecular mechanisms could lead to the development of drugs to ... read more

Nanoparticle Therapeutic Restores Function of Tumor Suppressor in Prostate Cancer

Leveraging advances in mRNA and nanotechnology, researchers demonstrate that tumor suppressor PTEN can be restored in preclinical models of prostate ... read more

New Genetic Compound Marker Could Help Early Diagnosis of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A research team has discovered a link between the interplay of certain simultaneously occurring genetic changes in the HOXB13 and CIP2A genes, aggressiveness of prostate cancer, high risk of ... read more

Decoding Robotic Surgery Skills

Researchers are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons' robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of ... read more

Experts Advise Against Routine Testing for Prostate Cancer

Routine testing for prostate cancer is not recommended for most men because the benefit is small and uncertain and there are clear harms, say experts in a new ... read more

Hormone Therapy Can Make Prostate Cancer Worse, Study Finds

Scientists have discovered how prostate cancer can sometimes withstand and outwit a standard hormone therapy, causing the cancer to spread. Their findings also point to a simple blood test that may ... read more

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