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Prostate cancer may not require immediate surgery
Date: 2010-08-12 21:04:44
After a man receives a positive PSA test, he has many options for dealing with his prostate cancer. Some doctors will recommend aggressive treatments right away, while others may prefer a "wait and see" strategy. ... Full Story

Surgery most effective at treating prostate cancer
Date: 2010-06-02 18:24:03
Following a positive prostate cancer test, men have several options for treatment. However new research from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has found that men with cancer who avoid surgery in favor of a program of monitoring have a significantly worse long-term survival rate. ... Full Story

Infertility linked to greater risk of aggressive prostate cancer
Date: 2010-03-22 00:01:16
Infertile men may be at a significantly increased risk of developing a highly aggressive and often fatal form of prostate cancer and should be screened for the disease at an earlier age, new research suggests. ... Full Story

Combination drug therapy more effective in treating BPH
Date: 2010-03-05 19:09:26
A recent study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has found that two drugs designed to treat enlarged prostates are more effective when administered together.... Full Story

Cancer Society issues new prostate cancer screening guidelines
Date: 2010-03-04 00:14:27
On Wednesday, the American Cancer Society updated their guidelines for prostate cancer screening, but has still not officially recommended that anyone - even men at high risk - go through the testing process without first knowing all the risks.... Full Story

Gene discovery may lead to test for aggressive prostate cancer
Date: 2010-02-16 23:54:16
Over the last few years, scientists have worked tirelessly to develop a genetic test capable of differentiating between aggressive, late stage prostate cancers that require immediate surgery and slow-progressing tumors that do not need to be operated on. Fortunately, researchers from Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital have reportedly identified the gene that drives prostate cancer metastasis, which they hope will lead to innovative treatment and testing methods. ... Full Story

Nitroglycerin may aid in the treatment of prostate cancer
Date: 2010-02-12 00:10:31
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. ... Full Story

Imaging test may help determine treatment options for prostate cancer
Date: 2010-01-27 23:24:26
A new imaging test known as magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MR) may soon be able to help doctors identify the precise location of prostate cancer while determining the tumor's strength. Researchers hope the technology will help guide treatment planning in future years. ... Full Story

Lab tests give hope to experimental cancer drug
Date: 2010-01-05 23:28:11
According to a new study, an experimental drug called Imetelstat might have a future in treating glioblastoma brain cancer and prostate cancer. The drug is also being tested in clinical trials as a treatment for lung cancer, breast cancer and lymphocytic leukemia. ... Full Story

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