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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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50 percent of British men admit they would delay seeing a doctor if they had warning signs of cancer

50 percent of British men admit they would delay seeing a doctor if they had warning signs of cancer

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

Prostate Robotic System that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

Prostate Robotic System that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

Protein that appears to play a key role in Alzheimer's disease

Protein that appears to play a key role in Alzheimer's disease

First drug approved for hormone refractory prostate cancer that has shown a survival benefit

First drug approved for hormone refractory prostate cancer that has shown a survival benefit

Obesity epidemic and its impact on prostate cancer

Obesity epidemic and its impact on prostate cancer

Leading experts to shed light on controversial testosterone therapy treatment

Leading experts to shed light on controversial testosterone therapy treatment

Quality of life for men after prostate cancer treatment

Quality of life for men after prostate cancer treatment

Risk of prostate cancer greater in men over 50 with high levels of testosterone

Risk of prostate cancer greater in men over 50 with high levels of testosterone

Relationship between PSA score and prostate cancer has steadily declined

Relationship between PSA score and prostate cancer has steadily declined

Soybeans may reduce the risk of colon cancer

Soybeans may reduce the risk of colon cancer

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Prostatectomy may decrease male orgasmic quality

Prostatectomy may decrease male orgasmic quality

Minimal information available on the likelihood of side effects from prostate cancer treatment

Minimal information available on the likelihood of side effects from prostate cancer treatment

Scientists find genetic link between prostate cancer and hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer

Scientists find genetic link between prostate cancer and hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer

New British survey illustrates the difficulties in targeting health services at men

New British survey illustrates the difficulties in targeting health services at men

Study shows prostate brachytherapy using ‘Radioactive Seeds’ is an effective alterantive to surgery or external radiation

Study shows prostate brachytherapy using ‘Radioactive Seeds’ is an effective alterantive to surgery or external radiation

Exercise provides therapeutic benefits, such as easing fatigue during radiation treatments

Exercise provides therapeutic benefits, such as easing fatigue during radiation treatments

The world's smallest computer made entirely of biological molecules

The world's smallest computer made entirely of biological molecules

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure