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Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer

Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer

Metastatic or castrate-resistant prostate cancer can spread to the bone in certain patients. While several new treatments are available, they can have a difficult time reaching the bone and can result in missing the metastatic lesions. New research presented today at the 2017 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition seeks to address this […]

A man who took apricot kernels to beat cancer got cyanide poisoning

A man who took apricot kernels to beat cancer got cyanide poisoning

A 67-year-old man in Australia got cyanide poisoning from the apricot kernel extract he was taking to beat cancer. The man didn’t die, but he had abnormally low levels of oxygen in his body — a side effect of cyanide poisoning that can be fatal. Doctors in Melbourne realized the patient had low oxygen levels […]

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells. The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias Gromeier, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, and Prof. Smita Nair, who is an immunologist in the Department of Surgery. The new research – which is published in the journal Science Translational […]

Dr. Samadi: 7 ways to keep your prostate healthy and cancer-free

Dr. Samadi: 7 ways to keep your prostate healthy and cancer-free

Men may not think much about their prostate — until they have problems with it. But why wait until something goes wrong? This walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis has the important job of producing the fluid that, together with sperm cells from the testicles and fluids from other glands, makes up […]

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

A new imaging technique uncovers oxygen levels in prostate tumours and could lead to a non-invasive way to determine which tumours are more difficult to treat, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study(link is external) published in Theranostics. “Our new imaging technique gives us a clearer picture of the heart of prostate cancer than we have ever had […]

Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. The findings appear in Nature Medicine. In the publication, the authors explain the role of mutations within the SPOP gene on the development of resistance to one class of drugs. SPOP mutations […]

First Human Application of Novel PET Tracer for Prostate Cancer

First Human Application of Novel PET Tracer for Prostate Cancer

In the featured translational article in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers at the University of Michigan demonstrate the potential of a new PET tracer, Carbon-11 labeled sarcosine (11C-sarcosine), for imaging prostate cancer, and set the stage for its possible use in monitoring other cancers. The study compared the effectiveness of the […]

Men Have Regret Years after Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men Have Regret Years after Prostate Cancer Treatment

-About 15% sorry they accepted treatment; 8% who didn’t later wished they did After years of introspection, about 15% of men with localized prostate cancer regretted the decisions they made regarding treatment, a survey of almost 1,000 patients showed. About twice as many men expressed regret after radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy as compared with […]

My Cancer Surgery

My Cancer Surgery

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 […]

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