The effect of testosterone replacement therapy on prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The effect of testosterone replacement therapy on prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases advance online publication, January 21 2014. doi:10.1038/pcan.2013.60 Authors: Y Cui, H Zong, H Yan &Y Zhang
Source: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: testosterone meta-analysis randomized controlled trial Source Type: research

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In conclusion, our findings revealed that HOXB9 promotes prostate cancer progression and might be a novel and effective therapeutic target for human prostate cancer. PMID: 32098919 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Biosciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: J Biosci Source Type: research
ConclusionChronic inflammation in the dorsolateral prostate of rats dosed with EB, T and E resulted in deregulated expression in a set of microRNAs whose target genes were related to tumor growth or abnormal proliferation. Our findings suggest the identified microRNAs and their target genes the potential use as biomarkers to predict prostate cancer development. Validation using human samples is warranted.
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Condition:   Prostate Adenocarcinoma Interventions:   Other: Hyperpolarized Carbon C 13 Pyruvate;   Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging;   Procedure: Surgical Procedure Sponsors:   M.D. Anderson Cancer Center;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Recruiting
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Prostate cancer therapies are improving over time. But how do the long-term side effects from the various options available today compare? Results from a newly published study are providing some valuable insights. Investigators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center spent five years tracking the sexual, bowel, urinary, and hormonal status of nearly 2,000 men after they had been treated for prostate cancer, or monitored with active surveillance (which entails checking the tumor periodically and treating it only if it begins to grow). Cancers in all the men were still confined to the p...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Prostate Knowledge Treatments HPK Source Type: blogs
Authors: Chatrabnous N, Jafarzadeh A, Ghaderi A, Ariafar A, Aminizadeh N, Ghassabi F, Nemati M Abstract BACKGROUND: Inflammation has a prominent role in cancer development and interleukin (IL)-33 has both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to measure IL-33 quantities and genetic alterations in the rs1929992 SNP within IL-33 gene in patients with prostate cancer (PC). METHODS: This investigation was conducted on blood specimens from 150 newly diagnosed PC patients and 150 healthy age-matched controls. Serum IL-33 measurements and genotyping were performed by ELISA and PCR-RF...
Source: European Cytokine Network - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Eur Cytokine Netw Source Type: research
The adrenal-permissive HSD3B1 genotype is associated with worse clinical outcomes in men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer, according to an analysis of data from a clinical trial.Reuters Health Information
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Conclusion: SRM was significantly increased depending on the cancer stage, confirming the possibility of using SRM as a biomarker for prognosis and prediction of advanced PCa.
Source: Cancer Genomics and Proteomics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: YWHAZ rs2290291 was found to be associated with BCR. YWHAZ may function as a putative oncogene during prostate cancer progression.
Source: Cancer Genomics and Proteomics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: This series suggests the use of antiplatelet or anticoagulant medication is not an absolute contraindication to fiducial marker placement in patients undergoing SBRT or IGRT for prostate cancer. These patients should be closely monitored after the procedure for bleeding complications. Practitioners may consider the patient's medical comorbidities, risk factors for thromboembolism, and overall functional status as there is no standardized protocol for discontinuing anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy for fiducial marker placement.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Cholecystectomy is associated with an increased hazard ratio of prostate cancer in gallstones patients, and the risk increases with an incremental period of follow-up. This observational study cannot ascertain the detrimental mechanisms of cholecystectomy for the development of prostate cancer, and cholecystectomy is not recommended for the prevention of prostate cancer based on our study.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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