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Questions to Ask Before Participating in a Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

July 24, 2016

Several key questions that a participant will want answered before enrolling in a clinical trial are listed here. It is important that people learn as much as possible prior to entering a trial, and to thoroughly discuss the study with a doctor and with the study team. Read the article.

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Revolutionary new drug could help sex lives of thousands of prostate cancer suffers

July 24, 2016

A revolutionary new light activated drug will spare thousands of men with prostate cancer from the misery of ruined sex lives. The treatment involves injecting a light sensitive drug into the blood stream. When infra red light is shone on the prostate, it destroys the blood vessels feeding the tumour, killing it. Read the article.

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Markers redefining prostate cancer care

July 3, 2016

The discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers has led to a number of tests that have begun to alter the diagnosis and management of the disease. Read the article.

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Cholesterol drug may fight prostate cancer, scientists say

July 3, 2016

A drug designed to lower cholesterol stops the progression of prostate cancer, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. Read the article.

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Experimental urine test identifies 92% of men with elevated PSA levels

July 3, 2016

An experimental urine test that detects genetic changes associated with prostate cancer identified 92 percent of men with elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels who had high-grade cancers, according to a recent study. Read the article.

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Common prostate cancer treatments suppress immune response and may promote relapse

July 3, 2016

Researchers using mouse models found that many medical androgen deprivation therapies (ADTs) – the most commonly used nonsurgical treatments for prostate cancer – may suppress patients’ adaptive immune responses, preventing immunotherapies from working if both treatments are used but not sequenced properly. Read the article.

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Comparative Effectiveness of Targeted Prostate Biopsy Using MRI-US Fusion Software and Visual Targeting

July 3, 2016

A study compared diagnostic outcomes between 2 different techniques for targeting regions-of-interest on prostate multiparametric Magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI); MRI-ultrasound fusion (MR-F) and visually targeted (VT) biopsy. No evidence was found of a significant difference in the detection of high-grade or any-grade cancer between VT and MR-F biopsy. However, the performance of each technique varied […]

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Prostate Ca: Site of metastases impacts prognosis

July 3, 2016

In a study of 8,820 men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, researchers found the prognosis differs substantially based on where the cancer has spread. Spread to the liver is associated with shorter survival than lung and bone spread, and patients with lymph node metastases only have the best overall survival. Read the article.

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New target makes end run against therapy-resistant prostate cancer

July 3, 2016

Researchers at UC Davis have found that suppressing the nuclear receptor protein ROR-γ with small-molecule compounds can reduce androgen receptor (AR) levels in castration-resistant prostate cancer and stop tumor growth Read the article.

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Scientists have identified the molecules most capable of fighting prostate cancer

June 19, 2016

Scientists have identified 11 compounds that have the potential to significantly improve the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, and say they could be used to develop more targeted and effective drugs so even better treatments can be offered in the future. Right now, prostate cancer – like most other forms of the disease – […]

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