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Video: “The Future of PSA Based Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening – Screening Smarter and Individualized Risk Assessment”

March 3, 2017

January 2017 Awareness Night The Future of PSA Based Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening – Screening Smarter and Individualized Risk Assessment Dr. Raj Satkunasivam, MD, MS, FRCSC Urologic Oncologist,  Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE […]

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Selenium May Cut Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

February 19, 2017

Men with higher selenium levels may be at lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer, according to a new study. Read the article here.

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Prostate Multiparametric MRI Feasible for PCa Screening

February 19, 2017

Robert K. Nam, MD, from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, and colleagues examined the feasibility of prostate MRI as the primary screening test for prostate cancer in a cohort of unselected men from the general population. All participants underwent prostate multiparametric MRI and random or targeted biopsies as well as prostate-specific antigen testing. […]

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Roswell Park-Led Study: Photoacoustic Imaging Is Promising Option for Noninvasive Monitoring of Prostate Cancer

February 19, 2017

A team of scientists led by researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo have demonstrated that photoacoustic imaging (PAI) may be an effective tool for more accurately viewing and monitoring prostate cancer. Photoacoustic imaging of enabled good discrimination between cells with and without the cancer marker, PSMA. Read the article here.

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Rise in Prostate Cancer Deaths Stems from Testing Recommendations

January 12, 2017

From ZEROHour Newsletter: January 2017 The newly released “2017 Cancer Facts and Figures” report shows the negative impact of the USPSTF recommendation against the PSA test. Read the Newsletter.

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A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Prostate Cancer Screening in the General Population

January 2, 2017

A pilot study at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre determined the feasibility of using multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging as the primary screening test for prostate cancer. Initial results showed that prostate magnetic resonance imaging was better to predict prostate cancer than prostate specific antigen in an unselected sample of the general population. Read the […]

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Salmonella could shrink prostate cancer cells

January 2, 2017

Scientists at Swansea University say they have made a breakthrough which could revolutionise prostate cancer treatment. Researchers at the university’s School of Medicine have developed a way of shrinking cancer cells using a harmless strain of salmonella bacteria. Read the article here.

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New Treatment for Advanced PC?

December 23, 2016

The headline reads: ‘His disease has disappeared’: Man ‘cured’ of advanced prostate cancer with shock doses of testosterone A possible new treatment option? Read the article.

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Almost all men with early prostate cancer survive 10 years, regardless of treatment

November 11, 2016

The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, saying they had been expecting a survival rate of 90 percent. This article is hopeful, but leaves questions.  It’s […]

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Acne Bacteria Plays A Role In Prostate Cancer

October 23, 2016

In a Swedish study, a bacterial species, Propionibacterium acnes, was found in 60 per cent of the prostate cancer biopsies, as opposed to 26 per cent of the controls. Read the article here.

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