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Sixteen cores better than 12 for prostate cancer detection

Sixteen cores better than 12 for prostate cancer detection

Sixteen-core prostate biopsy has a slightly higher cancer detection rate than 12-core biopsy, but with a similar safety profile and no increased detection of clinically insignificant tumours, study findings show. [More]
Robot-assisted surgery to control prostate cancer effective in controlling disease for 10 years

Robot-assisted surgery to control prostate cancer effective in controlling disease for 10 years

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]
Six essential screening tests all men should receive during lifetime

Six essential screening tests all men should receive during lifetime

When it's comes men and health, the numbers don't stack up. Compared to women, men are 24 percent less likely than women to visit the doctor, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Yet, men are 28 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure and 32 percent more likely to receive care for complication of diabetes. [More]
Groundbreaking molecular imaging agent developed to trace advanced prostate cancer

Groundbreaking molecular imaging agent developed to trace advanced prostate cancer

Anti-androgen hormonal therapy, also called chemical castration, can be an important defense against further disease progression for patients with prostate cancer that has traveled and grown in other areas, or metastasized-but some cases simply do not respond to this treatment. [More]
Certain molecules in seminal fluid indicate presence and severity of prostate cancer

Certain molecules in seminal fluid indicate presence and severity of prostate cancer

Improved diagnosis and management of one of the most common cancers in men - prostate cancer - could result from research at the research at the University of Adelaide, which has discovered that seminal fluid (semen) contains biomarkers for the disease. [More]
Prostate biopsy method impacts cancer risk profile

Prostate biopsy method impacts cancer risk profile

Prostate cancers that are classified as “low risk” based on conventional prostate biopsy and histology are frequently found to be higher risk when assessed using the newer targeted biopsy method, US researchers have warned. [More]
ProMark test for prostate cancer meets primary endpoint

ProMark test for prostate cancer meets primary endpoint

Today, for the first time, Metamark presents results from the clinical validation study that showed ProMark, the first and only proteomic-based imaging biopsy test, achieved its primary endpoint by accurately differentiating between aggressive and non-aggressive forms of prostate cancer at early stages of disease. [More]
New strategy prolongs survival in men with newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer

New strategy prolongs survival in men with newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer

Men with newly diagnosed metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer lived more than a year longer when they received a chemotherapy drug as initial treatment instead of waiting to for the disease to become resistant to hormone-blockers, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group. [More]
Initial biopsy with epigenetic test rules out prostate cancer up to 88%

Initial biopsy with epigenetic test rules out prostate cancer up to 88%

A multicenter team of researchers report that a commercial test designed to rule out the presence of genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer may be accurate enough to exclude the need for repeat prostate biopsies in many — if not most — men. [More]
Researchers design commercial test to rule out presence of genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer

Researchers design commercial test to rule out presence of genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer

A multicenter team of researchers report that a commercial test designed to rule out the presence of genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer may be accurate enough to exclude the need for repeat prostate biopsies in many — if not most — men. [More]
FDA approves Trimel’s Natesto nasal gel to treat adult males with low testosterone

FDA approves Trimel’s Natesto nasal gel to treat adult males with low testosterone

Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Natesto (testosterone), formerly CompleoTRT, the first and only testosterone nasal gel for replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone. [More]
Vitamin D deficiency predicts prostate biopsy outcomes

Vitamin D deficiency predicts prostate biopsy outcomes

Men with vitamin D deficiency are more likely than men with normal levels to test positive for prostate cancer on biopsy, and to have aggressive disease, US researchers have found. [More]
Study: Providing better access to health care may lead to overuse of mammograms for women

Study: Providing better access to health care may lead to overuse of mammograms for women

Researchers have concluded that providing better access to health care may lead to the overuse of mammograms for women who regularly see a primary care physician and who have a limited life expectancy. [More]
Study shows image fusion guided biopsy improves accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

Study shows image fusion guided biopsy improves accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

A recent study by investigators from LIJ Medical Center demonstrated that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men with an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) resulted in a prostate cancer detection rate that was twice as high as data reported in the March 1999 Prostate journal that analyzed men undergoing the standard 12-core biopsy with an elevated PSA. [More]
Low risk prostate cancer not always low risk

Low risk prostate cancer not always low risk

More and more men who believe they have low-risk prostate cancers are opting for active surveillance, forgoing treatment and monitoring the cancer closely with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, digital rectal exams and ultrasounds at regular intervals to see if their tumors are growing. Nearly 400 men are now enrolled in the UCLA Active Surveillance program, the largest in Southern California. [More]
Possible link between aggressive prostate cancer and vitamin D deficiency

Possible link between aggressive prostate cancer and vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency was an indicator of aggressive prostate cancer and spread of the disease in European-American and African-American men who underwent their first prostate biopsy because of abnormal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and/or digital rectal examination (DRE) test results, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
Noninvasive technique detects prostate cancer using an electronic nose

Noninvasive technique detects prostate cancer using an electronic nose

We may soon be able to make easy and early diagnoses of prostate cancer by smell. Investigators in Finland have established that a novel noninvasive technique can detect prostate cancer using an electronic nose. In a proof of principle study, the eNose successfully discriminated between prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by "sniffing" urine headspace (the space directly above the urine sample). Results using the eNose are comparable to testing prostate specific antigen (PSA), reports the Journal of Urology. [More]

Inflammation has ‘etiologic link’ with prostate cancer

Chronic inflammation of prostate tissue is strongly associated with subsequent development of prostate cancer, show results of a US observational study. [More]
Men with chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice risk of prostate cancer

Men with chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice risk of prostate cancer

Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. [More]
Study: Chronic inflammation associated with aggressive prostate cancer

Study: Chronic inflammation associated with aggressive prostate cancer

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]