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Widespread adoption of robot-assisted cancer surgery

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Photo: Endoscopic surgery [27/08/2014] A new study reveals that the US has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years. The BJU International study also found that while such surgeries are more expensive than traditional surgeries, their costs are decreasing over time.Widespread adoption of robot-assisted cancer surgery - Read more

Sports and Cancer: No Panacea, but a Necessary Aid

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[02/06/2014] When are sports healthy, how often should you engage in sports and what effect do sports have on the body – over the past few decades, there were always different answers to these questions. Many studies that were conducted in the past however confirm the assumption that sports and exercise always support health, even if someone is already sick.Sports and Cancer: No Panacea, but a Necessary Aid - Read more

Prostate Cancer: PSA-testing and Early Treatment Decrease Risk of Death

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Photo: Old patient and doctor [18/03/2014] Mortality in prostate cancer is lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing compared with areas with little testing shows a study published online today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute by researchers from Umeå University, Sweden and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.Prostate Cancer: PSA-testing and Early Treatment Decrease Risk of Death - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Cholesterol-metabolism as a New Treatment Approach

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Photo: Image [06/03/2014] Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and a compound called cholesteryl ester accumulated in lipid droplets inside single cancer cells, findings that could bring new diagnostic and treatment methods.Prostate Cancer: Cholesterol-metabolism as a New Treatment Approach - Read more

Prostate Cancer Screenings: Little Benefit for Older Men

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Photo: Doctor an patient shaking hands [04/10/2013] Prostate cancer screening has little benefit for men aged 75 and older, yet over three years, the Medicare fee-for-service program spent 447 million Dollars annually on PSA-based screenings—one-third of which was for men in the over 75 age group, according to study by researchers at the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center.Prostate Cancer Screenings: Little Benefit for Older Men - Read more

Prostate Cancer Screening: New Data Support Watchful Waiting

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Photo: Man and doctor [14/08/2013] Prostate cancer aggressiveness may be established when the tumor is formed and not alter with time, according to a study.Prostate Cancer Screening: New Data Support Watchful Waiting - Read more

Prostate Cancer: New Technology for Individualized Treatments

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Photo: Doctor and patient [18/06/2013] A research team have enhanced a device they developed to identify and "grab" circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, that break away from cancers and enter the blood, often leading to the spread of cancer to other parts of the body.Prostate Cancer: New Technology for Individualized Treatments - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Costs and Effectiveness of Therapies

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Photo: Man's investigation [08/01/2013] A study of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), compares how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness.Prostate Cancer: Costs and Effectiveness of Therapies - Read more

Urology: Self-referral Can Increase Distance for Treatment

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[15/08/2012] Men with prostate cancer in Texas may be driving more than three times farther than needed to obtain radiation oncology treatments for their cancer when treated at a urology-owned radiation oncology practice versus other facilities, according to a study.Urology: Self-referral Can Increase Distance for Treatment - Read more

Diagnosis: Men with Prostate Cancer Die Rather from Other Causes

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[27/07/2012] Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to die from the disease than from largely preventable conditions such as heart disease, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Diagnosis: Men with Prostate Cancer Die Rather from Other Causes - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Fewer Complications with Robot-assisted Surgery

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[24/04/2012] Robot-assisted surgery is now both more common and far more successful than radical "open" surgery to treat prostate cancer in the United States, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study. The research is the first to compare in a nationwide population sample the results of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) to the standard surgical procedure, open radical prostatectomy (ORP).Prostate Cancer: Fewer Complications with Robot-assisted Surgery - Read more

Men: Brachytherapy Reduced Death Rates in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

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[27/01/2012] Brachytherapy for high-risk prostate cancers patients has historically been considered a less effective modality, but a new study from radiation oncologists at the Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson suggests otherwise.Men: Brachytherapy Reduced Death Rates in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients - Read more

Preoperative MRI: Lower Risk of Nerve Damage in Prostate Cancer Surgeries

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[24/01/2012] Preoperative MRI helps surgeons make more informed decisions about nerve-sparing procedures in men with prostate cancer, according to a new study of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).Preoperative MRI: Lower Risk of Nerve Damage in Prostate Cancer Surgeries - Read more

Prostate: New Strategy to Deliver Chemotherapy to Cancer Cells

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[11/01/2012] Honing chemotherapy delivery to cancer cells is a challenge for many researchers. Getting the cancer cells to take the chemotherapy "bait" is a greater challenge. But perhaps such a challenge has not been met with greater success than by the nanotechnology research team of Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).Prostate: New Strategy to Deliver Chemotherapy to Cancer Cells - Read more

Prostata Cancer: Proton Therapy an Effective Treatment?

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[06/01/2012] Proton therapy, a type of external beam radiation therapy, is a safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer, according to two new American studies.Prostata Cancer: Proton Therapy an Effective Treatment? - Read more

Cancer Diagnosis: PSA Testing Can Reduce Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

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[12/12/2011] Prostate cancer screening that combines an adjusted blood test with other factors including the size of the gland, the patient’s overall weight and family history, can help up to one-quarter of men avoid biopsies and the risks associated with them, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre-led research team says.Cancer Diagnosis: PSA Testing Can Reduce Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies - Read more

Prostate and Breast Cancer: Same Gene Has Opposite Effects

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[18/10/2011] Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that a gene – known as an androgen receptor (AR) – is found in both prostate and breast cancers yet has opposite effects on these diseases.Prostate and Breast Cancer: Same Gene Has Opposite Effects - Read more

Sexuality: Couples Counseling Improves Sexual Intimacy After Prostate Treatment

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[26/09/2011] Prostate cancer survivors and their partners experience improved sexual satisfaction and function after couples counseling, according to research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Researchers revealed both Internet-based sexual counseling and traditional sex therapy are equally effective in improving sexual outcomes. Couples on a waiting list for counseling did not improve.Sexuality: Couples Counseling Improves Sexual Intimacy After Prostate Treatment - Read more

Breakthrough: New Combination Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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[22/09/2011] Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have pioneered a new combination treatment for prostate cancer. The treatment, which has been successful in phase one of trials, will now be tested for efficacy in a second phase.Breakthrough: New Combination Treatment for Prostate Cancer - Read more

Robot-assistance: “The procedure is minimally traumatic“

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[22/07/2011] The da Vinci Surgical System revolutionizes the job in the operating room. For several months, surgeons at the RWTH Aachen University have worked with the da Vinci Surgical System. Here, the surgeon no longer stands alongside the patient, but instead works at a console from which he operates the surgical instruments inside the patient. Robot-assistance: “The procedure is minimally traumatic“ - Read more

Discovery: DNA Regions Influencing Prostate Cancer Risk

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[13/07/2011] Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) are taking part in an international research consortium studying the genetic risks for prostate cancer. The researchers have discovered seven DNA regions for which an association with an increased prostate cancer risk has now been established for the first time.Discovery: DNA Regions Influencing Prostate Cancer Risk - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Study Links Acetaminophen to Lower Risk

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[25/05/2011] A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds use of 30 tablets a month or more of acetaminophen for five or more years was associated with an estimated 38 percent lower risk of prostate cancer. The study is one of only two studies of prostate cancer to date that have examined the association with acetaminophen use that was both long-term and regular.Prostate Cancer: Study Links Acetaminophen to Lower Risk - Read more

New Tool: Alternate Method of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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[01/04/2011] Researchers have found that it may not be necessary to look for tumours directly in patients with prostate cancer — analyzing non-tumour tissue may be an effective option, according to a new study. New Tool: Alternate Method of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis - Read more

Elderly Men: Unnecessary PSA Screenings

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[29/03/2011] A new study on the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based prostate cancer screening in the United States found that many elderly men may be undergoing unnecessary prostate cancer screenings. Elderly Men: Unnecessary PSA Screenings - Read more

Stem Cells and Metastasis: MicroRNA Suppresses Prostate Cancer

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[17/01/2011] A small slice of RNA inhibits prostate cancer metastasis by suppressing a surface protein commonly found on prostate cancer stem cells, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported.Stem Cells and Metastasis: MicroRNA Suppresses Prostate Cancer - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Exercise May Lower Risk of Death for Men

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[07/01/2011] A new study finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. Researchers also found that men who did more vigorous activity had the lowest risk of dying from the disease.Prostate Cancer: Exercise May Lower Risk of Death for Men - Read more

Prostata Cancer: Therapy for Patients with a Deadly Subset

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[09/11/2010] A monoclonal antibody targeting a well known cell surface protein inhibited prostate cancer growth and metastasis in an aggressive form of the disease that did not respond to hormone therapy, according to a study by researchers with the UCLA Department of Urology and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.Prostata Cancer: Therapy for Patients with a Deadly Subset - Read more

Dense Bones: Raised Risk for Prostate Cancer

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[03/08/2010] Men who develop prostate cancer, especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that spread throughout the body, tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease, suggests new research from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health.Dense Bones: Raised Risk for Prostate Cancer - Read more

Key Pathway: Prostate Cancer Tumor Progression Blocked

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[21/07/2010] Prostate cancer advances when tumors become resistant to hormone therapy, which is the standard treatment for patients, and begin producing their own androgens.Key Pathway: Prostate Cancer Tumor Progression Blocked - Read more

Prostate: New Ground in Cancer Detection

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[19/07/2010] A highly specific assay for the detection of a protein associated with tumour formations present in nearly two-thirds of all prostate cancers has shown unprecedented specificity (99.99%) for detecting prostate tumour cells in tissue specimens. Prostate: New Ground in Cancer Detection - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Protein Could Heal Erectile Dysfunction

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[10/06/2010] After men have surgery to remove a cancerous prostate gland, up to 80 percent of them will lose the ability to have an erection. Now a protein called 'sonic hedgehog' helps to regenerate nerves. Prostate Cancer: Protein Could Heal Erectile Dysfunction - Read more

Screening: Calculating Prostate Cancer Risk

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[29/04/2010] Researchers found: The more of a man's direct relatives are affected, the higher is his personal risk to develop prostate cancer himself. The personal risk is the higher the younger affected relatives were at the time of diagnosis.Screening: Calculating Prostate Cancer Risk - Read more

Cancer Screening: Little Certainty with Risks (Part 1)

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[15/06/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de Screenings for cervical, breast, colorectal and skin cancer are all part of public health insurance in Germany, millions of healthy people go routinely to the doctor. Despite the fact, that the benefit for most measures has not yet been proven. Even worse: Most patients do not get proper information about the risks.Cancer Screening: Little Certainty with Risks (Part 1) - Read more

Cancer: Optimised Radiation for Prostate

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[17/10/2008] Physicists evaluated in a study the mean deviation of radiation parameters for prostate cancers and compared various sources of radiation. This approach guarantees that the ionising radiation destroys tumour cells but not other organs next to the prostate. Cancer: Optimised Radiation for Prostate - Read more

Blood: New Test To Evaluate Prostate Cancer

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[01/10/2008] A study has found that the analysis of Circulating Tumour Cells (CTC) can be utilised to study the prognosis of prostate cancer and is an independent indicator for overall survival. Blood: New Test To Evaluate Prostate Cancer - Read more

Prostate Cancer: About Sense and Nonsense of the PSA Test

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[01/08/2008] The PSA test is the only approved test for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer and, at the same time, it is a controversial topic among experts. Therefore, the need to elucidate the patient on the weaknesses and strengths of this method is even more important – before the test is taken. Prostate Cancer: About Sense and Nonsense of the PSA Test - Read more

Diagnostic Radiation: Prostate Cancer May Be Possible

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[25/07/2008] Researchers have shown an association between certain past diagnostic radiation procedures and an increased risk of young-onset prostate cancer - a rare form which affects about ten per cent of all men diagnosed with the disease.Diagnostic Radiation: Prostate Cancer May Be Possible - Read more

Cancer: Radiotherapy after Prostatectomy Might Increase Survival

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[18/06/2008] Preliminary findings indicate that for men who underwent radical prostatectomy, radiation treatment after prostate cancer recurrence was associated with an increase in prostate cancer-related survival, according to a new study.Cancer: Radiotherapy after Prostatectomy Might Increase Survival - Read more

Nutrition: Dehydrated Tomatoes May Prevent Prostate Cancer

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[29/05/2008] New research suggests that the form of tomato product one eats could be the key to unlocking its prostate cancer-fighting potential. Nutrition: Dehydrated Tomatoes May Prevent Prostate Cancer - Read more

Cancer: Monitoring Blood Flow Helps Improve Prostate Biopsies

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[26/05/2008] Using a special ultrasound technique to spot areas of blood flow in the prostate gland may substantially reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. Cancer: Monitoring Blood Flow Helps Improve Prostate Biopsies - Read more

Genes: Link between Type 2 Diabetes and Prostate Cancer

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[02/04/2008] Scientists have identified six new genes which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes, and among the group is the second gene known to also play a role in prostate cancer. Genes: Link between Type 2 Diabetes and Prostate Cancer - Read more

Cancer: Increased Patient Demand for Prostate Test

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[28/11/2006] Male patients are increasingly demanding Prostate Specific Antigen blood tests for prostate cancer, despite lack of evidence that they are effective, according to a survey.Cancer: Increased Patient Demand for Prostate Test - Read more

Testing: New Diagnostic Tool for Prostate Cancer

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[20/07/2006] Research by Portuguese and Norwegian scientists show not only how whole genome analysis can help to increase the accuracy of patient testing, but also identifies a new molecular marker that “tags” prostate cancers with worse prognoses.Testing: New Diagnostic Tool for Prostate Cancer - Read more

Who’s at Risk? Researchers Find Genetic Link to Prostate Cancer

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[15/10/2003] Some men may be more prone to prostate cancer because a variation in a specific gene makes them more susceptible to the harmful effects of cancer-causing agents, a new study shows.Who’s at Risk? Researchers Find Genetic Link to Prostate Cancer - Read more

 
 

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