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Strides in prostate cancer treatment may encourage testing
Date: 2009-11-03 21:49:27
Proton beam therapy, an experimental treatment for men with prostate cancer, can be safely administered with a minimum of side effects, new research suggests.... Full Story

John McEnroe promotes PSA test for 40-year-old men
Date: 2009-08-31 20:00:04
A former out-spoken tennis star is using his infamous boisterous voice to promote a health initiative aimed at making sure men of a certain age get a PSA test.... Full Story

Ex-NFL player urges men to get prostate test
Date: 2009-08-27 12:56:08
A former quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs is urging more men to get a regular prostate test as a way to stay in optimal health.... Full Story

PSA testing important for high-risk patients
Date: 2009-08-17 22:48:16
In an effort to address the findings of a recent trial, a national organization has released an updated set of guidelines regarding PSA testing for those who may be at a higher risk for prostate cancer.... Full Story

New methods improve ability to predict return of prostate cancer
Date: 2009-07-02 21:23:49
A three-way combination of measurements may help improve doctors' ability to accurately predict when prostate cancer might return or metastasize, according to new research from Johns Hopkins.... Full Story

Possible new therapy for prostate cancer discovered
Date: 2009-06-26 20:28:39
A new study by researchers from Switzerland shows that an alpha-particle emitting radiopeptide - radioactive material bound to a synthetic peptide - is effective for treating prostate cancer in mice.... Full Story

American Urological Association recommends PSA tests at age 40
Date: 2009-05-22 22:28:30
The American Urological Association (AUA) has issued new guidelines on prostate cancer screening, recommending that well-informed men aged 40 years or older who have a life expectancy of at least 10 years should be offered the PSA test.... Full Story

Using statins may reduce risk for prostate cancer
Date: 2009-05-15 21:46:18
Using statins, long known for their ability to reduce cholesterol in patients, may also help reduce prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting in Chicago.... Full Story

Statin may mask risk in cancer patients
Date: 2009-05-08 18:03:30
Besides their use in lowering cholesterol, statins have been shown to lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in healthy men, and possibly reduce their risk for developing prostate cancer. However, a new study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital found that statins lower PSA levels even if the patient already has cancer, which could mask the disease from detection by the PSA test.... Full Story

New prostate cancer vaccine may increase survival rate
Date: 2009-04-14 17:21:30
Provenge, a prostate cancer drug developed by Dendreon Corporation, reportedly increased the survival rate of men with late-stage prostate cancer. ... Full Story

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