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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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Study explores link between groundwater lithium and diagnoses of bipolar disorder, dementia

Study explores link between groundwater lithium and diagnoses of bipolar disorder, dementia

Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

Researchers shed light on how androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for cardiovascular mortality

Researchers shed light on how androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for cardiovascular mortality

New study shows declines in prostate cancer screening, diagnoses and treatment

New study shows declines in prostate cancer screening, diagnoses and treatment

New blood test could help avoid more than 40% of prostate biopsies, study finds

New blood test could help avoid more than 40% of prostate biopsies, study finds

AUA recommends use of UroLift System for managing lower urinary tract symptoms attributed to BPH

AUA recommends use of UroLift System for managing lower urinary tract symptoms attributed to BPH

Automated bone scan index offers accurate, speedy prognostic information about prostate cancer

Automated bone scan index offers accurate, speedy prognostic information about prostate cancer

VA health care study: Many prostate cancer patients choose active surveillance over immediate therapy

VA health care study: Many prostate cancer patients choose active surveillance over immediate therapy

Study: MRI fusion biopsy outperforms standard prostate biopsy

Study: MRI fusion biopsy outperforms standard prostate biopsy

Scientists develop integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases using wearable monitors

Scientists develop integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases using wearable monitors

UTA bioengineering professor successfully patents new cancer trap

UTA bioengineering professor successfully patents new cancer trap

Study uncovers promising new line of attack against aggressive prostate cancer

Study uncovers promising new line of attack against aggressive prostate cancer

Scientists design new computational strategy to enable more personalized cancer treatment

Scientists design new computational strategy to enable more personalized cancer treatment

Researchers screen molecules that could be potential target for prostate cancer treatments

Researchers screen molecules that could be potential target for prostate cancer treatments

Study finds way to better treat men with locally advanced prostate cancer

Study finds way to better treat men with locally advanced prostate cancer

New research may help elucidate racial differences in prostate cancer

New research may help elucidate racial differences in prostate cancer

Prostate cancer campaigner uses Paxman Scalp Cooler to retain hair during treatment

Prostate cancer campaigner uses Paxman Scalp Cooler to retain hair during treatment

New chemical trap catches trace glycoproteins, shows promise for targeted cancer treatments

New chemical trap catches trace glycoproteins, shows promise for targeted cancer treatments

NucleoBio's new test kit could accurately reveal results of prostate cancer screening

NucleoBio's new test kit could accurately reveal results of prostate cancer screening

As proton centers struggle, a sign of a health care bubble?

As proton centers struggle, a sign of a health care bubble?