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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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Researchers develop novel statistical method to evaluate gene-to-gene interactions linked with cancer

Researchers develop novel statistical method to evaluate gene-to-gene interactions linked with cancer

Brown University researchers reveal key physical properties of 'giant' cancer cells

Brown University researchers reveal key physical properties of 'giant' cancer cells

Researchers discover secret communication hotline between breast cancers and normal cells

Researchers discover secret communication hotline between breast cancers and normal cells

Removing the cancer label - overhaul in cancer classification proposed

Removing the cancer label - overhaul in cancer classification proposed

Novel blood-based marker may help predict kidney cancer years before clinical diagnosis

Novel blood-based marker may help predict kidney cancer years before clinical diagnosis

New combination therapy for cancer cells could soon be a reality

New combination therapy for cancer cells could soon be a reality

Radical radiotherapy that reduces treatment to just 5 days could benefit men with prostate cancer

Radical radiotherapy that reduces treatment to just 5 days could benefit men with prostate cancer

Offspring fed with low-protein diet during pregnancy more likely to develop prostate cancer

Offspring fed with low-protein diet during pregnancy more likely to develop prostate cancer

Microscopic imaging helps better understand cancer bone metastasis

Microscopic imaging helps better understand cancer bone metastasis

Gene linked to hair loss could be exploited to improve cancer immunotherapy

Gene linked to hair loss could be exploited to improve cancer immunotherapy

Portfolio diet reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Portfolio diet reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease

A transgender woman’s quest for surgery caught in political crosswinds

A transgender woman’s quest for surgery caught in political crosswinds

Newly identified target may lead to discovery of treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases

Newly identified target may lead to discovery of treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases

Study: Blood test can predict response of advanced prostate cancer patients to treatments

Study: Blood test can predict response of advanced prostate cancer patients to treatments

Scientists discover new potential target for treating diabetes

Scientists discover new potential target for treating diabetes

Clinical trial tests one-time, high-dose radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Clinical trial tests one-time, high-dose radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Researchers uncover cause for progression of prostate cancer to incurable stage

Researchers uncover cause for progression of prostate cancer to incurable stage

Researchers develop new way to uncover hidden breast cancer tumors

Researchers develop new way to uncover hidden breast cancer tumors

Genetic sequencing reveals new clues to aggressiveness of prostate cancer

Genetic sequencing reveals new clues to aggressiveness of prostate cancer

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Sleep disturbances associated with higher dementia risk