Selenium and vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men Vitamin E can heighten the risk in men with low baseline selenium levels; selenium supplements can raise the risk in men with high baseline levels of the trace element. Read the article.
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 found pockets of cancer the first technique had missed. Now, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study reports the locations of these most-missed pockets of prostate cancer. Read the article.