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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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Global health innovation system fails to deliver affordable treatments to patients, says report

Global health innovation system fails to deliver affordable treatments to patients, says report

New guideline supports hypofractionated radiation therapy for men with prostate cancer

New guideline supports hypofractionated radiation therapy for men with prostate cancer

Baseline PSA levels measured at midlife predict risk of aggressive prostate cancer in black men

Baseline PSA levels measured at midlife predict risk of aggressive prostate cancer in black men

Lumitron HyperVIEW system set to redefine diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Lumitron HyperVIEW system set to redefine diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Cutting-edge precision medicine spreading from specialist cancer units to community setting

Cutting-edge precision medicine spreading from specialist cancer units to community setting

New report provides overview of cancer risk among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

New report provides overview of cancer risk among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

Robot could become the 'weapon' of choice for detecting and treating prostate cancer

Robot could become the 'weapon' of choice for detecting and treating prostate cancer

Researchers find ALS drug as potential treatment for prostate cancer

Researchers find ALS drug as potential treatment for prostate cancer

Early PSA testing in black men could help predict future development of prostate cancer

Early PSA testing in black men could help predict future development of prostate cancer

Aspirin shown to prevent the spread of cancer

Aspirin shown to prevent the spread of cancer

Promising vaccine may provide new treatment option for patients with HER2-positive cancers

Promising vaccine may provide new treatment option for patients with HER2-positive cancers

CNL, TRIUMF team up to enable revolutionary cancer treatment

CNL, TRIUMF team up to enable revolutionary cancer treatment

Crown Bioscience announces successful validation of well-characterized prostate cancer PDX models

Crown Bioscience announces successful validation of well-characterized prostate cancer PDX models

NorthShore and Ambry announce launch of new test to assess prostate cancer risk

NorthShore and Ambry announce launch of new test to assess prostate cancer risk

Prostatectomy plus radiotherapy associated with greater survival in prostate cancer patients

Prostatectomy plus radiotherapy associated with greater survival in prostate cancer patients

Hybrid operating room enables faster diagnosis, treatment of patients with lung cancer

Hybrid operating room enables faster diagnosis, treatment of patients with lung cancer

Blood-brain barrier can be important biomarker for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Blood-brain barrier can be important biomarker for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Public awareness of urological conditions found to be alarmingly low across Europe

Public awareness of urological conditions found to be alarmingly low across Europe

CHMP provides positive opinion to Cabometyx for previously-treated patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

CHMP provides positive opinion to Cabometyx for previously-treated patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population