Tag: "prostate" at medical news
Guidelines assessing outcome following radiation treatment and hormones overestimate progression
... commonly combined with radiation therapy to treat prostate
cancer patients who have an intermediate or high r...evated or rising PSA, is a useful early measure of prostate
cancer treatment outcome for physicians. The ASTRO consensus definition of biochemical failure was ...
Should the standard guidelines for assessing prostate cancer control be changed?
...er. Using the largest previously pooled dataset of prostate
cancer patients treated with radiation therapy alone, the study examined multiple definitions of biochemical control (success or failure of treatment) to determine more accurate guidelines. The data set included 4,839 patients from nine institutions ...
Hispanics face high rates of unstable health care coverage, low rates of preventive care
...cent of uninsured Hispanic men ages 40-64 received prostate
exams, compared with 40% of insured Hispanic men in that age group. "Lack of health insurance and gaps in coverage can have serious health consequences," said Karen Davis, president of The Commonwealth Fund. "Hispanics are at high risk of failing to ...
Iressa news backgrounder
...e way we treat breast cancer." Testing Iressa in prostate
cancer Prostate cancer researchers at M. D. And...atment. The trial, which was conducted in men with prostate
cancer with androgen-independent cancer, is closed for additional patients. Although results are not...
More than $34 Million in SPORE Grants
...ded in 1999. In 2001, M. D. Anderson received both prostate
and bladder SPORE grants, totaling $13.3 million and $13 million respectively making it the first institution to hold two such genitourinary cancer grants. A $12 million grant for head and neck cancer was awarded to the institution in 2002. "We are ...
Researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center wins lifetime achievement award
..., Witte also is researching the possible causes of prostate
cancer. In addition to his other titles, he holds the President's Chair in developmental immunology and also is a professor of molecular and medical pharmacology. He also has a long-standing interest in the education of physician/scientists and curre...
Gene expression profiling may lead to customized treatments for pediatric leukemia patients
... insights into common solid tumors like breast and prostate
cancer." This work was supported in part by National Cancer Institute grants P01 CA71907-06 (JRD), CA-21765 (Cancer Center CORE grant to SJCRH), T32-CA70089, and by the American Lebanese and Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) of St. Jude Children's...
Penn study to determine why African-American males have worse outcomes from prostate cancer
...African-American men have the highest incidence of prostate
cancer in the world, are stricken at a younger age... have poorer outcomes when they are diagnosed with prostate
cancer, the National Cancer Institute has awarded an $8.5 million grant to Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD, ...
Prostate cancer screening interval of 4 years misses few cancers, study shows
...st cancers in a large European randomized trial of prostate
cancer screening, according to a study in the Octo...o determine the effect of screening on deaths from prostate
cancer. Study participants randomly assigned to the intervention arm are screened every 4 years with...
EUROCARE 3 - new European cancer survival figures
...ere the best survival was for women aged 45-54 and prostate
cancer where it was among men aged 55-64 years. But, even after the investigators had adjusted for differences in background mortality by age and sex between regions and countries they found large variations between countries in overall cancer survi...
US prostate cancer deaths down one third in men aged 5074: Europe following?
...O 12 The European Cancer Conference, show that US prostate
cancer mortality rates, which had been increasing ...apidly during the 1990s. Between 1990 and 2000, US prostate
cancer mortality fell by one third at ages 50-74, and it fell by one quarter at ages 75-84. Definite...
Successful prostate surgery: It's quality of surgery not quantity that matters most
...: A surgeon's personal skill in performing radical prostate
surgery and not necessarily the number of operatio...gh PSA levels are an indicator for the presence of prostate
cancer]. "It is clear that the surgeon who performs radical prostatectomy matters. There can be a re...
Differences in cancer screening rates reported
...reening rates for cervical, breast, colorectal and prostate
cancer among whites, Latinos, Asians, blacks, Amer...etastasized, survival rates drop to 34 percent for prostate
cancer, 23 percent for breast cancer, 15 percent for cervical cancer and 9 percent for colorectal ca...
Other highlights in the September 17 issue of JNCI
...is associated with an increased risk of death from prostate
cancer, according to a new study. Anthony V. D'Ami...tal in Boston, and his colleagues examined time to prostate
cancer-specific mortality among 8,669 patients with localized or locally advanced prostate
Men at greater risk of developing prostate cancer when a brother has the disease
...3)-- It has been well-established that the risk of prostate
cancer is increased among men who have a first-deg... greatly increased for men who have a brother with prostate
cancer. The meta-analysis research led by Deborah Watkins Bruner, Ph.D., at Fox Chase Cancer Center...
Bone loss prevention drug showing promise in advanced prostate cancer
... and reduce the risk of death in men with advanced prostate
cancer, according to a randomized controlled trial...etastases affect at least 85% of men with advanced prostate
cancer. Bisphosphonates, including sodium clodronate, reduce bone loss. In the early 1990s, research...
Progress shown in death rates from four leading cancers decline in overall mortality has slowed
... period, an increase in breast cancer in women and prostate
cancer in men was offset by a long-term decrease i...k men. Clarification of the risks and benefits of prostate
specific antigen (PSA) screening, including potential impact on mortality, awaits the conclusion of ...
New model predicts likelihood of prostate cancer prior to biopsy
...ctive model could reduce the number of unnecessary prostate
biopsies by 24 percent without sacrificing cancer ...the Wiley InterScience Web site. "While current prostate
cancer screening practices are good at helping us find patients with cancer, they unfortunately also...
Other highlights in the August 20 issue of JNCI
...tions, heavier men have a lower risk of developing prostate
cancer than men who weigh less, according to a new...Boston, and his colleagues examined 2,896 cases of prostate
cancer in men participating in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. They found that men with a ...
JAMA study: Medicare coverage boosts cancer, cholesterol screening for previously uninsured adults
...ures such as cholesterol testing, mammography, and prostate
exams, compared with a similar group of insured ad...red adults (a 30 percentage point difference). For prostate
cancer screening, the disparity was even greater: 29 percent of the uninsured were given this test, ...
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