Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Prostate

Nitroglycerin may aid in the treatment of prostate cancer

Category: Prostate

A recent phase 2 study has found that a very low dose of nitroglycerin may be able to help slow or even stop the progression of prostate cancer without the harsh side effects associated with current treatments.

In the study, Queen's University researchers targeted 29 men with increasing levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) following prostate surgery. Each patient was treated with a low-dose slow-release nitroglycerin skin patch.

After the therapy was complete, all but one of the 17 patients who completed the treatment cycle showed a decrease or stabilization in the rate of cancer progression.

"This peer-reviewed research is our first clear clinical evidence that low-dose nitric oxide therapy offers prostate cancer patients a new non-invasive treatment option," said Robert Bender, CEO of Nometics, which is developing products based on this and related research.

"It is our intention to start broader clinical trials in 2010 to confirm and expand these results," he added.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. Approximately 200,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed each year.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top