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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States and the third most common cancer worldwide. More than 1 million men in the United States have prostate cancer and it is the second leading cause of cancer death amongst men after lung cancer. In 2009, an estimated 192,280 new cases are expected to be diagnosed and approximately 27,360 men are expected to die from the disease. Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is defined as prostate cancer that continues to grow despite all standard-of-care hormonal (anti-androgen) therapies. Patients with castration-resistant (also known as hormone-refractory) prostate cancer have few treatment options and a poor prognosis.

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Penn expert suggests shorter radiation treatment for men with prostate cancer

Penn expert suggests shorter radiation treatment for men with prostate cancer

Researchers find novel, non-invasive approach for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer

Researchers find novel, non-invasive approach for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer

Cancer mortality rates vary among major Hispanic ethnic groups

Cancer mortality rates vary among major Hispanic ethnic groups

Early diagnosis does not necessarily result in longer life, study of cancer screenings shows

Early diagnosis does not necessarily result in longer life, study of cancer screenings shows

Taking prostate cancer drug with low-fat breakfast can be effective and less expensive, study finds

Taking prostate cancer drug with low-fat breakfast can be effective and less expensive, study finds

Scientists discover 'Achilles' heel' of tumor-suppressing protein that drives prostate cancer metastasis

Scientists discover 'Achilles' heel' of tumor-suppressing protein that drives prostate cancer metastasis

Researchers use liquid biopsies, tiny experimental device to predict cancer spread and hasten diagnosis

Researchers use liquid biopsies, tiny experimental device to predict cancer spread and hasten diagnosis

Scientists find new method for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers lacking tumor suppressor genes

Scientists find new method for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers lacking tumor suppressor genes

Scientists identify structure of androgenic receptor essential to fight against prostate cancer

Scientists identify structure of androgenic receptor essential to fight against prostate cancer

Precision-medicine approach could improve accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests

Precision-medicine approach could improve accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests

Shape of prostate and compartments in gland differ in men with cancer, research reveals

Shape of prostate and compartments in gland differ in men with cancer, research reveals

New PET radiotracer effectively detects early and advanced stages of prostate cancer

New PET radiotracer effectively detects early and advanced stages of prostate cancer

More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals benefit from high-tech robot

More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals benefit from high-tech robot

GUMC researchers describe lab technique to fill gaps in clinical care and research

GUMC researchers describe lab technique to fill gaps in clinical care and research

Dartmouth study examines impact of health insurance status on cancer care

Dartmouth study examines impact of health insurance status on cancer care

ADT for treating advanced prostate cancer not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer disease

ADT for treating advanced prostate cancer not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer disease

Lancet study: Advanced MRI doubles detection of aggressive tumours

Lancet study: Advanced MRI doubles detection of aggressive tumours

Study shows how microRNA molecule promotes prostate cancer metastasis

Study shows how microRNA molecule promotes prostate cancer metastasis

Adelaide researchers uncover new pathway that regulates spread of prostate cancer

Adelaide researchers uncover new pathway that regulates spread of prostate cancer

Women with high blood pressure benefit greatly from Football Fitness, study shows

Women with high blood pressure benefit greatly from Football Fitness, study shows