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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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Revolutionary new cancer treatment makes patients SIX TIMES more likely to survive

September 13, 2016

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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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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