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Video: Justin Lorentz and Dr. Danny Vesprini, “Genetically Predisposed: Who is at Increased Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer?”

April 30, 2016

March 2016 Awareness Night Genetically Predisposed: Who is at Increased Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer? Justin Lorentz,  MSc, CGC Certified Genetic Counsellor, Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) Lead, Dept of Radiation Oncology Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre   Dr. Danny Vesprini, MD, MSc, FRCPC Assistant Professor, U. of Toronto Dept of Radiation Oncology Affiliate Scientist, […]

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PCa agent detects 97% of lesions when paired with PET

March 20, 2016

In a small study of men with prostate cancer, researchers found a novel agent combined with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging detected 97% of cancerous lesions. Read the article.

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New imaging test detects prostate cancer much better than any other tests in use today

March 20, 2016

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found the method they developed to image the prostate appears to be much better at detecting prostate cancer than any other test — radiographical, biopsy or blood — in use today. Read the article.

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New Diagnostic Tools for Prostate Cancer

March 20, 2016

A new genomic test, Oncotype DX, gauges how lethal a tumor is by looking at the expression of 17 genes in the tumor. Read the article.

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New Prostate Cancer Grading System Found Superior to Gleason System

March 6, 2016

A recent study out of Johns Hopkins shows that a new and simple grading system may be effective for predicting outcomes in men with prostate cancer. In fact, the researchers say the test — in an analysis of 20,000 men — appears to be an improvement over the Gleason grading system, the current standard. Read […]

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MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy Detects High-Grade Prostate Cancer

March 6, 2016

MRF-TB (magnetic resonance imaging-ultrasound fusion targeted prostate biopsy) may improve the detection of prostate cancer in men presenting for prostate biopsy. In men presenting for primary prostate biopsy MRF-TB detects more high grade cancers than systematic biopsy. Most cancers detected by systematic biopsy and not by MRF-TB are at clinically low risk. Prebiopsy magnetic resonance […]

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Semen-based test for diagnosing prostate cancer could reduce unnecessary biopsies

March 6, 2016

Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis, a researcher at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, would like a better alternative that could reduce unnecessary biopsies. Dr. Diamandis plans to spend the next two years developing a non-invasive test that can help determine when high PSA levels warrant concern. To do this, he will zero in on genetic mutations found in […]

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New test for prostate cancer significantly improves prostate cancer screening

March 6, 2016

A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that a new test for prostate cancer is better at detecting aggressive cancer than PSA. The new test, which has undergone trial in 58,818 men, discovers aggressive cancer earlier and reduces the number of false positive tests and unnecessary biopsies. Read the article.

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Former military tool to target prostate cancer

February 15, 2016

A device used to protect American marines from anthrax during the Gulf War is now safeguarding some Canadian men against aggressive prostate cancer thanks to the ingenuity of a London scientist. The device is so precise and quick, in just three or four minutes, using just a teardrop of blood, a doctor can see if […]

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New prostate cancer test can ‘smell’ the disease in men’s urine

February 15, 2016

Researchers in England have developed a new diagnostic test that can detect urology-related cancers by ‘smelling’ the diseases in urine samples. The new procedure, inspired by dogs’ ability to sniff out melanomas, could eliminate the need for painful probes and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, both of which are invasive and seen as a […]

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