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This New England Journal of Medicine article gives  the results of a randomized trial of 3 possible prostate cancer treatments.  It is rather long and academic, but shows similar results for the 3 options. Read the article here.

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A revolutionary new DNA treatment technique involves having a simple DNA test of your tumour first. This then tells doctors precisely which drugs or therapies are most suited to you – rather than relying on the standard treatment. The genetic profiling of your tumour can also tell doctors which drugs you should avoid because they […]

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Prostate cancer: Four extra inches on a man’s waistline increases deadly disease risk by a fifth

September 13, 2016

A 14-year-study, which spanned eight countries, found that overall, an extra four inches on the waist was associated with a 13 per cent increased risk of prostate cancer – and an 18 per cent rise in fatal disease. Read the article.

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Advances in targeted radiation for prostate cancer

September 13, 2016

A clinical trial at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto will determine the effectiveness of a targeted radiotherapy approach, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), in improving outcomes for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer. Read the article.

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Cholesterol-Lowering Agent Halts Prostate Cancer

September 13, 2016

A compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting agent not only halts the progression of prostate cancer, but also can kill cancerous cells, researchers at the University of Missouri have determined. Read the article.

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Clinical trial will test use of MRI to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and management

September 13, 2016

The Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer Canada announced $3 million in funding for a new Phase III clinical trial to evaluate if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can replace the current standard of care to diagnose prostate cancer. The primary objective is to determine whether MRI imaging can spare some […]

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Urinary Incontinence Could Be Controlled by an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis

September 13, 2016

Due to the increasing numbers of radical prostatectomies performed for prostate cancer, a substantial and increasing number of patients suffer from postoperative urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED). An inflatable penile prosthesis is highly recommended as an initial procedure, especially in patients with the dual problems of ED and incontinence. Read the article.

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Obesity and a high-fat diet promote prostate cancer progression by amplifying the activity of cancer genes

September 13, 2016

Metabolites from a fatty diet join forces with the cancer-driving gene MYC to reprogram prostate cancer cells to grow faster, finds new study. This discovery solidifies a direct link between obesity and lethal prostate cancer. Read the article.

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Exercise, future anticancer therapy?

September 13, 2016

Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of exercise to improve the quality of life of people with cancer. But Dr. Fred Saad, urologist-oncologist and researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), goes further. He believes that physical exercise has a direct effect on cancer, as effective as drugs, for treating patients with […]

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Technical improvements preserve potency after treatment for prostate cancer

September 13, 2016

A new form of highly personalised treatment for prostate cancer is showing promise in preserving potency. The new technique, termed “vessel sparing radiation”, preserved erectile function in 80 per cent of men at the five-year follow-up while maintaining excellent cure rates. Read the article.

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