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New Targeted Therapy for Advanced Prostate, MDV3100, Safe and Effective in Early Trial

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Treatments - Hormonal

Thursday, 15 April 2010 18:23

An experimental drug is showing promise for the treatment of men with an aggressive form of advanced prostate cancer. A new multicenter study has concluded that the targeted therapy MDV3100 is safe and effective for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), known for its limited treatment options. The research, led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, appears early online and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet.

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First Gene Marker Found for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

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Aggressive PCa - Genetic Risk Factors

Tuesday, 12 January 2010 17:25

A genetic variant associated with aggressive prostate cancer has been discovered by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Claiming their discovery as a "first," the  scientists say  that one day genetic information may be used in combination with other factors to guide treatment decisions.

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Treatments - Surgery

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 00:00

Shorter and Safer Hospital Stays But More Risk of Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction, Study Shows

New research indicates that the use of minimally invasive procedures (including the use of robotic assistance) for radical prostatectomy, which have increased significantly in recent years, may shorten hospital stays and decrease respiratory and surgical complications, but may also result in an increased rate of certain complications, including incontinence and erectile dysfunction, according to a study in the October 14 issue of JAMA

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Preventing Prostate Cancer - Cholesterol + Statins

Thursday, 05 November 2009 05:45

Cancer May Lower HDL  Cholesterol, Study Finds

Cancer may lower good, HDL cholesterol and low total cholesterol may be a sign of undiagnosed cancer, a long-running study following nearly thirty thousand men for almost 20 years has discovered.   A related study suggests that lowering total cholesterol may help men reduce risk of high-grade prostate cancer.

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Preventing Prostate Cancer - Cholesterol + Statins

Thursday, 05 November 2009 02:27

Men with low cholesterol face less risk of high-grade prostate cancer

Men with lower cholesterol are less likely than those with higher levels to develop high-grade prostate cancer — an aggressive form of the disease with a poorer prognosis, according to results of a Johns Hopkins collaborative study.

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