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Can Frankenstein’s finger convince men to get tested for prostate cancer? New ad campaign hopes so

September 16, 2018

Prostate Cancer Canada is encouraging men to get tested for the potentially deadly disease with a bold campaign that references historical and fictional characters in the form of latex gloves – yes, those donned by doctors for the often dreaded digital rectal exam meant to detect the presence of tumours in the male sex gland. […]

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Cancer immunotherapy: What’s on the horizon?

September 16, 2018

Cancer remains one of the world’s top healthcare challenges, but over the years our ability to treat the disease has dramatically improved. In fact, there is a sense that a new generation of therapies – and particularly those harnessing the power of the immune system – could dramatically extend expected survival and even effect long-term […]

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Prostate Cancer Vaccine Found Not To Improve Survival

July 2, 2018

Prostvac-V/F, an investigational prostate cancer vaccine regimen, does not improve overall survival among men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to the findings of the phase 3 PROSPECT trial. Read the article here.

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Genetic test identifies very highest risk men for prostate cancer

July 2, 2018

Researchers devised a genetic test that could identify the top one percent of men at risk of developing prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Bald men are more prone to prostate cancer

July 2, 2018

Scientists conducted a study which found that men with baldness at risk to develop prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Major trial is first to show benefits of immunotherapy in some men with prostate cancer

July 2, 2018

Researchers showed that a subset of men who had run out of all existing options for treatment survived much longer than expected when taking immunotherapy. Read the article here.

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Could Prostate Cancer Be Treated with Aromatherapy in the Future?

July 2, 2018

Treating prostate cancer could one day be as noninvasive as inhaling certain scented compounds. Read the article here.

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Blue Light Found in Street Lamps and Smartphones Linked to Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

May 20, 2018

A new study says blue light from street lamps and home devices may increase risk of prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Expert Discusses Radiation Techniques, Genomic Testing in Prostate Cancer

May 20, 2018

A discussion of radiation techniques and genomic testing in prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Prostate MRI Detects More Cancers Than Standard US-Guided Biopsy

May 20, 2018

Magnetic resonance imaging before biopsy for prostate-cancer detection is superior to standard transrectal ultrasonography-guided biopsy among men at risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read the article here.

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