HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
A New Molecular Marker For Prostate Cancer

LOS ANGELES, June, 16, 1998 -- A new molecular marker can be used to better predict tumor progression in men with prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of male cancer deaths in the United States. Researchers at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center report the new findings from a study of 96 men with localized disease in the June 17 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The team found that patients with tumors expressing abnormally low levels of a protein important in regulating cell division faced a significantly higher risk of disease recurrence and death than patients with tumors expressing high levels of the protein.

"Physicians may be able to use this tumor marker to identify prostate cancer patients most likely to harbor dangerous, life-threatening tumors," says Richard J. Cote, M.D., who led the study team. Cote is an associate professor of pathology and urology at the USC/Norris Cancer Center.

"In addition, the marker can help doctors make better decisions about treatment, ensuring that men most likely to develop metastatic disease undergo aggressive therapies. It will also help identify men who can avoid the most intensive and expensive treatments," he says. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 184,500 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and that some 42,000 men will die of the disease. With one of the highest incidences of all cancers, it is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men. Gauging how aggressive prostate tumors are -- and thus how aggressive treatment should be -- has created a quandary for physicians and men diagnosed with early prostate cancer.

In the last decade, the widespread use of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test has allowed the detection of many more cases of early prostate cancer than previously possible. Yet, scientists believe that many of the localized tumors identified by the PSA screen are so slow-growing that men are more likely to d
'"/>

Contact: Eva Emerson
eemerson@hsc.usc.edu
213-442-2830
University of Southern California
16-Jun-1998


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Molecular motor implicated in tissue remodeling
2. 16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
3. 16th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
4. Molecular staples shape a cancer killer
5. Molecular motor myosin VI moves hand over hand, researchers say
6. Molecular therapeutics advance fight against brain cancer
7. Molecular motor shuttles key protein in response to light
8. Molecular traffic cop directs cellular signals
9. Molecular marker predicts success of breast cancer treatment
10. Molecular image of genotoxin reveals how bacteria damage human DNA
11. Molecular mechanism found that may improve ability of stem cells to fight disease

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/26/2017)... , Jan. 26, 2017  Acuity Market ... for Biometrics and Digital Identity".  Acuity characterizes 2017 ... identity when increased adoption reflects a new understanding ... "Biometrics and digital identity are often ... Maxine Most , Principal of Acuity Market ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... -- The latest mobile market research from Acuity Market Intelligence ... quarterly average price of a biometric smartphone decreased from ... There are now 120 sub-$150 models on the market ... 28 a year ago at an average price of ... , Acuity Market Intelligence Principal, "Biometric Smartphones are a ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... 18, 2017  In vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies were ... acquisitions (M&A), and Kalorama Information expects that trend to ... been shifting. Generally, uncertainty in reimbursement and healthcare reform ... has changed the acquisitions landscape. Instead of looking to ... buying partners outside of their home country and also ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) and the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research ... in Orlando, Fla. , The combined scientific sessions offer investigators, clinicians, ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... Feb. 17, 2017  BioGenex, a global leader ... of a novel system for quantitative immunohistochemistry (IHC). ... University of Rochester (NY, USA) and Konica-Minolta Inc. ... system is able to accurately quantify the expression ... epidermal growth factor receptor-2) in clinical samples. Quantitative ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... ... ... EIT Digital has launched work to develop a new Smart ... about to get under way for the framework, which is designed to reduce the ... expected to be transferred eventually to other industries that also require efficient IoT and ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... , Feb. 16, 2017  MDNA Life ... the development of liquid biopsy tests based on ... into an exclusive license agreement with its first ... proprietary liquid biopsy test for prostate cancer, the ... Korea . This is the first overseas ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: