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The surgery to remove the prostate is called a radical prostatectomy. This surgery removes the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. While the urologist/surgeon is inside the abdomen, he/she also checks the lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread or metastasized. The urologist can have “live” biopsies taken and evaluated during the surgery […]

Cleveland Clinic discovers similarities between next-generation prostate cancer drugs

Cleveland Clinic discovers similarities between next-generation prostate cancer drugs

Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown for the first time how a class of advanced prostate cancer drugs are processed in the body and how their anti-tumor activity might change depending on how they are metabolized. Their pre-clinical findings, just published in Cell Chemical Biology, may lay the foundation for improving therapies for treatment-resistant, aggressive […]

Three-in-one Blood Test Opens Door to Precision Medicine for Prostate Cancer

Three-in-one Blood Test Opens Door to Precision Medicine for Prostate Cancer

Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations in the BRCA genes. By testing cancer DNA in the bloodstream, researchers found they could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer were likely to benefit from treatment with exciting […]

Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric

Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric

When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving — or even preventing — cancer. New research from The University of Texas (UT) at Austin, United States (U.S.), identifies several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels and red grapes, […]

Moffitt researchers identify inhibitor that overcomes drug resistance in prostate cancer

Moffitt researchers identify inhibitor that overcomes drug resistance in prostate cancer

TAMPA, Fla. (June 12, 2017) – Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. It is estimated that 161,360 men will be diagnosed and more than 26,700 men will die from the disease in this year. The majority of these deaths are caused by prostate cancer […]

Research to cut unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer is ‘on fire’

Research to cut unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer is ‘on fire’

They look like glowing jade necklaces of such unearthly brilliance they could be a Ming emperor’s. But if Dr. Gerardo Fernandez is right, the green fluorescent images of prostate cells could be even more valuable, at least to the thousands of men every year who unnecessarily undergo aggressive treatment for prostate cancer. That’s because the […]

Cleveland Clinic-led Study Finds That New Blood Test is More Accurate in Predicting Overall Risk of Prostate Cancer than Standard Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

Cleveland Clinic-led Study Finds That New Blood Test is More Accurate in Predicting Overall Risk of Prostate Cancer than Standard Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and other clinical sites have demonstrated that a new blood test known as IsoPSA detects prostate cancer more precisely than current tests in two crucial measures – distinguishing cancer from benign conditions, and identifying patients with high-risk disease. By […]

Breakthrough study stops fat-eating prostate cancer cells

Breakthrough study stops fat-eating prostate cancer cells

Patients with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) usually have a poor prognosis. In part, this is due to the cancer’s ability to resist anti-androgen therapy. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in Oncotarget shows that combining a CPT1A inhibitors with anti-androgen therapy increases the cancer’s sensitivity to the anti-androgen drug enzalutamide. “This […]

New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

A new blood test could predict which men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments for the disease. Researchers were able to detect tumour DNA in men’s blood and pick out cancers with multiple copies of the androgen receptor gene, which many prostate cancers rely on to grow. Men with multiple copies […]

‘Evidence is clear’: Moderate hypofractionation safe, effective for prostate cancer

‘Evidence is clear’: Moderate hypofractionation safe, effective for prostate cancer

Moderate hypofractionation is a safe and effective alternative to standard hypofractionation for prostate cancer and should be considered during treatment discussions, according to a commentary published in The International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics. “The evidence is clear, the value to patients is obvious and the potential cost savings are substantial,” Justin E. […]

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