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Prostate cancer focus shifts from finding it early to preventing its advance

February 19, 2018

Prostate cancer has moved on. The focus used to be on diagnosing this cancer at an early stage. Now that testing is common and so many early cancers are being found, the focus has shifted to trying to prevent these early cancers from developing into advanced disease. Read the article here.

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Tall men at bigger risk of aggressive prostate cancer

September 3, 2017

UK scientists find chance of high-grade prostate cancer rises by 21% with every 10cm increment in height. Read the article here.

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FDA approves treatment for people who need the toilet while sleeping

May 7, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever treatment for people who get up to urinate at night. Noctiva is a nasal spray, designed to be taken twice-daily, that increases absorption of liquid into the kidneys, slowing urine production. Read the article here.

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Metastatic prostate cancer cases skyrocket

February 19, 2017

The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72 percent in the past decade from 2004 to 2013, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The report considers whether a recent trend of fewer men being screened may be contributing to the rise, or whether the disease has become more aggressive—or both. Read the […]

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Hospital Hacking

January 2, 2017

Hacking, the unauthorized access to data, is common these days. There are no federal requirements for cybersecurity standards on hospital equipment, which means once these machines are on a hospital’s network – and there are thousands in every hospital. Billy Rios, a cybersecurity expert, says most are easily hacked. Settings and critical information can be […]

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20th Anniversary Video

December 2, 2016

November 2014 Awareness Night – 20th Anniversary Celebration Watch this video of our 20th anniversary celebration: A bit of history from our founding as Man to Man to our joining the Prostate Cancer Canada Network Congratulatory messages from the medical community Our position on PSA testing as presented by PCC’s President and CEO Rocco Rossi […]

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Lawson Health scientists capture prostate cancer images using unique molecule

October 23, 2016

Scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute in London are the first in Canada to capture prostate cancer images using a new molecule. Known as a Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) probe, the new molecule is used in Positron Emissions Tomography (PET) scans. The probe targets PSMA, a unique molecule on prostate cancer cells, to provide […]

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Statistics Canada Study: Prostate cancer trends in Canada, 1995 to 2012

July 24, 2016

In 2012, there were 21,105 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed, representing 23.4% of all new cancer cases among men. Overall, prostate cancer accounted for 9.5% (3,708) of all cancer deaths among men in 2012. The age-standardized incidence rate of prostate cancer has declined by an average of 3.8% per year since 2006. The annual […]

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Prostate cancer vaccine trial begins at Oxford and Sheffield

May 23, 2016

Oxford University scientists have started a clinical trial to test a new vaccine against prostate cancer and are looking for volunteers to take part. The first four participants have already received this experimental vaccine at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, and the second trial site has just been opened at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in […]

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PCC News: New research to determine low-risk from high-risk prostate cancer

May 5, 2014

Go to the PCC website for the latest news, including New research to determine low-risk from high-risk prostate cancer  and previous news items.  You can also subscribe here to a monthly newsletter.

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