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Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

...on to radiation therapy in patients with high-risk prostate cancer can improve survival rate, according to a n...percent for the observation patients. Finally, the prostate cancer-related death rate was 16 percent for adjuvant and 22 percent for the observation arm. "The r...

Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment

...tural factors play a significant role in patients' prostate cancer treatment decisions. A new study published ...gen (PSA) test. However, the treatment options for prostate cancer radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation, and brachytherapy have no evidence of clear...

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

...GF-1 have been linked to risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer. And in spite of the fact that the raw food group didn't drink milk or eat cheese, they had higher vitamin D levels than people on a typical, Western diet. Fontana attributes the vitamin D levels to sun exposure. "These people are clever enou...

Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned

...he United States, killing more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). ACS estimates that in 2005 there will be approximately 172,570 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the United States and 163,510 people will die from the disease. While rec...

Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all

...to detect breast cancer and PSA tests to check for prostate cancer has clearly had a positive effect. People ...ng were among survivors of uterine, female breast, prostate and thyroid cancers. Short notes, "Today, most cancer patients can be very hopeful for a good outc...

Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI

...s Baseline Data for Prostate Cancer Screening The prostate component of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ov... testing and digital rectal exam on mortality from prostate cancer by comparing one group of men who receive screening with a control group of men undergoing ro...

Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists

Timing is everything when it comes to killing prostate cancer cells with specially tailored vaccines, say.... In the Hopkins studies with mice bred to develop prostate cancer, Drake and his collaborators at the University of Connecticut found that the animal's immune ...

Prostate cancer screening practices examined

...ts from an ongoing study evaluating the benefit of prostate cancer screening practices demonstrate that the co...ther current screening practices reduce death from prostate cancer, according to the authors. They present their analyses in two papers, one in the March 16 iss...

Tumor-targeted immune cells cure prostate cancer in mice without causing systemic immune suppression

...with the ability to specifically target metastatic prostate cancer in mice without causing the toxic immune su...t had been given a particularly aggressive form of prostate cancer, called TRAMP-C2. TRAMP-C2 prostate cancer cells produce large amounts of TGF-beta, and poss...

Honorary doctors, 2005

... keyhole methods for surgical interventions on the prostate and the bladder, and is considerably less uncomfortable and distressing for the patient than existing techniques. Donations from Margaretha Wallenius-Kleberg have not just provided funding for the development of the healthcare and medical services an...

Men more likely to get screened for prostate cancer than colon cancer, U-M study finds

...cancer screenings. What men do pay attention to is prostate cancer. And that has researchers thinking an annual prostate cancer screening might be a good opportunity to urge men to be screened for colon cancer too. Resear...

Other highlights in the March 2 JNCI

...ma-tocopherol--are associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. The Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer...daily alpha-tocopherol supplementation and reduced prostate cancer risk. Demetrius Albanes, M.D., of the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues conducted a c...

Chemists synthesize molecule that helps body battle cancers, malaria

...s melanoma, breast cancer, small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, HIV-1 and malaria. An extract from the bark of theSouth American tree Quillaja saponaria Molina, QS-21A is available only in small quantities. "Now that we have synthesized this remarkable molecule and confirmed its structure, we are in a pos...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

...cer deaths. The major cancers in men are lung and prostate In men, lung cancer was the commonest form of cancer, followed by prostate cancer (238,000 new cases, representing 15.5% of cancers diagnosed in men). It is worth noting that ...

Mayo Clinic identifies key cellular process in prostate and other cancers

...he result of their experiment indicates that human prostate cancer grows without the protection of the tumor s... at which drug designers can aim new therapies for prostate cancer, as well as a number of other human cancers in which elevated levels of Skp2 have already bee...

Birth size and adult cancer risk

...he most common reproductive-related cancer, of the prostate gland, was analyzed but no association to birth factors was found. While the researchers note that some of their findings may have arisen by chance, it is plausible that the associations between birth weight and adult cancer are related to some aspe...

Stat5 protein inhibits spread of breast cancer cells

...Stat5 appears to play in leukemias, lymphomas, and prostate cancer," said Rui. "On the other hand, the new data may not be so unexpected since Stat5 is known to promote differentiation of healthy breast cells. Differentiation is a form of orderliness that is gradually lost as cancer cells become more aggressi...

Nanoscale diagnostic sets sights on Alzheimer's

... already experimented with biomarkers for AIDS and prostate cancer. This research was supported by both NSF's Engineering Research Centers program and the NSF Office on International Science and Engineering. Comments from the researchers: "This study is a major step forward in identifying a routine diagnost...

New test is first step in early detection of Alzheimer's disease

... detect trace amounts of anthrax lethal factor and prostate specific antigen (PSA), could be used to target known biomarkers for a wide variety of diseases, such as HIV infection, various cancers and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, enabling early diagnosis that would be impossible with conventional technology. To...

Obesity may affect accuracy of prostate screening

Researchers say obesity is associated with lower prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in men, making the s...ciety. Since the use of early detection tests for prostate cancer became relatively common (about 1990), the prostate cancer death rate has dropped. But it is ...

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