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Advances in Prostate Cancer: 2014

December 13, 2014

The year 2014 has again provided important developments in the area of prostate cancer. New data and new treatments span the spectrum of prostate cancer management, from prevention and screening to optimal strategies for localized, locally advanced, and metastatic disease. Read the article.  (Free Medscape account required.)

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Prostate cancer researchers develop personalized genetic test to predict recurrence risk

November 20, 2014

(TORONTO, Canada – Nov. 13, 2014) – Prostate cancer researchers have developed a genetic test to identify which men are at highest risk for their prostate cancer to come back after localized treatment with surgery or radiotherapy. Read the article.

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Our Position on PSA Screening

November 14, 2014

In recent years, various task forces or panels have come out strongly against using the PSA blood test as a screening tool. The latest was the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) which, on Monday October 27th, 2014 stated that this test should not be used, as it does not prove to save […]

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Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital

July 31, 2014

Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoing radiation therapy when carefully watching the cancer may be just as effective without the risks and side effects […]

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PCC News: New research to determine low-risk from high-risk prostate cancer

May 5, 2014

Go to the PCC website for the latest news, including New research to determine low-risk from high-risk prostate cancer  and previous news items.  You can also subscribe here to a monthly newsletter.

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Videos: Early Detection of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

April 29, 2014

This site has a number of videos on early detection of metastatic prostate cancer. View them here.

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Prostate Surgery May be Better Choice for Younger Men

March 8, 2014

There’s some debate on how to handle early prostate cancer. While some doctors recommend surgery to remove the entire prostate, others advise waiting and monitoring to see if the disease advances. Read the article.

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3D Mapping Biopsy Finds 3x Prostate Cancer of Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

February 6, 2014

Ultrasound-guided biopsies miss prostate cancers that are detected by the slightly more expensive and slightly more invasive 3D mapping biopsies. For example, in a 2006 study of 180 men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer via ultrasound-guided biopsy, nearly a quarter were upgraded to a more clinically significant stage of disease after 3D mapping biopsy […]

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Gleason 6 Prostate Cancer: Serious Malignancy or Toothless Lion?

January 27, 2014

Here are 2 articles on Gleason 6 Prostate Cancer: Gleason 6 Prostate Cancer: Serious Malignancy or Toothless Lion? – See More and a follow-up: Gleason 6 Cancer Is Still Cancer – See More

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Invasive tests for prostate cancer are failing to spot the disease

January 14, 2014

Thousands of men forced to have painful biopsies *  Most are still being put through outdated tests which are not reliable *  Worryingly, many get a negative result even though they have cancer *  They should be given an MRI scan that can rule the disease out Read the article.

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