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Is active surveillance safe for men with family history of prostate cancer?
(Reuters Health) - Having a family history of prostate cancer doesn ’t make it more risky for men with a new diagnosis of the disease to initially hold off on active treatment in favor of monitoring with periodic lab tests, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Black Men Should Be Screened Earlier for Prostate Cancer Black Men Should Be Screened Earlier for Prostate Cancer
Compared with white men, black men develop preclinical prostate cancer at an earlier age and face a higher risk of metastatic progression, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tailored Prostate Cancer Screening May Be Warranted for Black Men
The higher prostate cancer death rates seen among black men in the United States may be due to a higher incidence of preclinical disease and higher risk of metastatic progression, suggesting that different screening policies could benefit this population. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: News Screening Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Italian-style coffee could halve the risk of prostate cancer
Drinking at least three cups of Italian-style coffee every day may lower men's risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Study Sparks ' Cure ' Talk for Metastatic Prostate Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multimodal approach shows promise in pilot trial (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Three espressos a day cuts prostate cancer risk by 50%
A new study, from the Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed in Italy, has found that drinking three espressos a day can reduce your risk of prostate cancer by 53 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Karmanos doctors continue their participation in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - April 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Italian-style coffee may reduce risk of prostate cancer
Italian researchers report that Italian-style coffee, such as espresso or cappuccino, can reduce a person's risk for developing prostate cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on companies pushing vegetable extracts and creams as cancer cures
Asparagus extract. Exotic teas. Topical creams for your pet — and you. These and dozens of other products are being touted falsely as having "anti-cancer" properties, according to federal regulators who are trying to stop the practice. The Food and Drug Administration, in warning letters released Tuesday, ordered 14 companies to stop making the bogus claims or […]Related:FDA warns of dangers of codeine and tramadol for children and breast-feeding mothersThe federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mindPhysician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey finds (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer update: Drinking THIS can HALVE your risk
PROSTATE cancer risk could be reduced by over half by drinking your coffee at express speed as an Italian-style espresso, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italian-style coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer
Add another typical component of the Italian way of life to the long list of foods characterizing one of the most healthy populations in the world. This time it's coffee, prepared the Italian way. A research by the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention - I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Italy, in collaboration with the Italian National Institute of Health and the I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata of Rome, shows that three or more cups a day can lower prostate cancer risk. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Italian-style coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer
(Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S.) Add another typical component of the Italian way of life to the list of foods characterizing one of the most healthy populations in the world. This time it's coffee, prepared the Italian way. A research by the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention - I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Italy, in collaboration with the Italian National Institute of Health and the I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata, shows that three or more cups a day can lower prostate cancer risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASCO Issues Guideline on Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer ASCO Issues Guideline on Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer
The new document, a provisional clinical opinion, offers guidelines for treating chemotherapy-naive men who develop castrate-resistant prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on companies pushing fraudulent cancer claims
The Food and Drug Administration ordered 14 companies to stop making bogus claims about cancer cures — including asparagus extract, exotic teas and topical creams for pets — or face possible product seizures and criminal prosecution. The letters covered more than five-dozen unapproved products that the companies touted as preventing, treating or curing cancer, a violation of […]Related:FDA warns of dangers of codeine and tramadol for children and breast-feeding mothersThe federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mindPhysician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, surve...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study on prostate cancer treatment options reveals how ALL medical interventions devastate quality of life for men (and why prevention is better)
(Natural News) All prostate cancer treatments negatively impact the quality of life in male patients, a recent study showed. As part of the study, researchers pooled data from the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite and examined nearly 6,000 prostate cancer patients. The research team found that that sexual function was the most affected area in men’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Guide to Second-Line Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Fills void in clinical guidance (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Structure-based IsoPSA Assay Outperforms PSA Concentration for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Structure-based IsoPSA Assay Outperforms PSA Concentration for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
A new structure-based IsoPSA serum assay outperforms assays of total PSA for predicting the overall risk of prostate cancer and the risk of clinically significant disease, according to a preliminary report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off
Title: PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled OffCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer patients would pay $2,000 for more accurate biopsies, Loyola study finds
(Loyola University Health System) Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech biopsy technique that significantly improves accuracy, according to a study published in the journal Urology Practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Corrupt medical industry now recommending the very same PSA prostate cancer test they already declared to be useless
(Natural News) Sorry, we were wrong, but we still don’t know what is right. That’s the gist of the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advice regarding prostate cancer. Perhaps you remember that in 2012, the USPSTF discouraged prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for men of any age. The group said the test was practically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early puberty raises your cancer risk
The risk most applies to types of the disease that are associated with sex hormones, such as breast in women and prostate cancer in men, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off
1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer Screening, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer screening should start earlier for black men, researchers say
With black men at higher risk of developing -- and dying from -- prostate cancer, some researchers believe these men merit their own race-based screening guidelines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Screening: Earlier for Black Men?
New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- Rates of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening have leveled off after declining for a number of years in the United States, American Cancer Society researchers report. The decline followed recommendations from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?
New study suggests the disease progresses faster for themSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Health Disparities, Prostate Cancer Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- With black men at higher risk of developing -- and dying from -- prostate cancer, some researchers believe these men merit their own race-based screening guidelines. It ' s known that incidence of prostate cancer is 60... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?
Title: Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screening
(Wiley) A new study indicates that higher prostate cancer death rates among black men in the US may be due to a higher risk of developing preclinical prostate cancer as well as a higher risk of that cancer progressing more quickly to advanced stages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer screening rates appear to level after recent drop
(American Cancer Society) Declines in prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing that came after changes in government screening guidelines have abated in recent years, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off
1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - April 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?
New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - April 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surveillance Biopsy Timing Not Tied to Reclassification
But PSA density and body mass index are associated with prostate cancer reclassification (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Possibility of ' Cure ' for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Possibility of ' Cure ' for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
A small study in 20 men with early-stage extrapelvic and bone metastases shows that aggressive multimodal therapy ' can eliminate detectable disease. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Insightec touts 1st patient treated in Exablate Neuro FDA feasibility trial
Insightec today announced that the 1st patient has been treated in a feasibility trial exploring the use of its Exablate Neuro system for treating benign centrally-located intracranial tumors in pediatric and young adults. The Exablate Neuro device uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the procedure can be performed non-invasively through an intact skull. A team at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital performed the 1st procedure on a 21-year old patient suffering from seizures associated with a benign hypothalamic hamartoma brain tu...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological InSightec Ltd Source Type: news

Prostate cancer treatment types can affect quality of life
A new study shows quality of life after prostate cancer treatment varies greatly depending on the type of treatment patients receive. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type of treatment for prostate cancer affects quality of life
(Wiley) Quality of life after prostate cancer treatment varies by the type of treatment patients receive, a new study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic commences Phase II combination trial for prostate cancer
Danish-based biotechnology firm Bavarian Nordic has commenced a Phase II clinical trial of Prostvac (rilimogene) in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) and / or Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat localised prostate cancer patients. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - April 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New prostate cancer survey examines range of factors affecting quality of life
A new survey of prostate cancer patients and survivors will look at the factors that contribute to quality of life. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

New combination treatment for prostate cancer shows promise
New combination therapy identified that may do more than just extend survival but could cure metastatic prostate cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise
In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. Researchers demonstrate for the first time that an aggressive combination of systemic therapy (drug treatment) with local therapy (surgery and radiation) directed at both the primary tumor and metastasis can eliminate all detectable disease in selected patients with metastatic prostate cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Really, Men With Prostate Cancer Do Yoga Really, Men With Prostate Cancer Do Yoga
In a first-of-a-kind study, patients with prostate cancer who did yoga during radiotherapy reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn ’ t.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise
(Elsevier Health Sciences) In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. In a study published in Urology ® , researchers demonstrate for the first time that an aggressive combination of systemic therapy (drug treatment) with local therapy (surgery and radiation) directed at both the primary tumor and metastasis can eliminate all detectable disease in selected patients with metastatic prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

USPSTF Casts Net Wider for PSA Screening; Education Is Key USPSTF Casts Net Wider for PSA Screening; Education Is Key
Dr Chodak discusses proposed USPSTF prostate cancer screening guidelines and offers much needed education for patients on the pros and cons of screening.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Screening Is Back in the News: What Now? Prostate Cancer Screening Is Back in the News: What Now?
In new draft recommendations, the USPSTF proposes a reversal of their 2012 position on prostate cancer screening.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week ' s topics include deaths relative to diabetes, increases in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes among U.S. youth, the benefits of spinal manipulation for low back pain, and draft recommendations regarding prostate cancer screening (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

It ’ s Yoga to the Rescue for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study suggests the ancient practice might ease side effects of therapy (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - April 15, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Stroke rates appear to be rising steadily in young adults
The rate of stroke among young people has apparently been rising steadily since 1995, according to a study published this week. Hospitalization rates for stroke increased for women between the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly doubled for men in that age range from 1995 through 2012. Using more-detailed data for 2003 through 2012, the researchers found that rates […]Related:California vaccination rate hits new high after tougher immunization lawRisk of a rare but deadly mouse-borne virus increases in the springThe federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mind (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PARP Inhibitors: The Cornerstone of DNA Repair –Targeted Therapies
PARP inhibitors are an active, novel, and exciting class of anticancer agents. They have shown clear patient benefit in gBRCA, HR-deficient, and other ovarian cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elise C. Kohn, MD Jaydira del Rivero, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Ovarian Cancer Review Article Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

How Can We Effectively Address the Medical and Psychological Concerns of Survivors of Pelvic Malignancies?
Sexual and urinary morbidities resulting from treatment of pelvic malignancies are common. Awareness of these complications is critical in order to properly counsel patients regarding potential side effects and to facilitate prompt diagnosis and management. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrew C. Peterson, MD Brian F. Gilmore, MD Bridget F. Koontz, MD Brittany Davidson, MD Christopher Mantyh, MD Daniel J. George, MD Judd W. Moul, MD Michael R. Harrison, MD Ramiro Jose Madden-Fuentes, MD Tags: Cervical Cancer Genitourinary Cancers Gynecologic Cancers Oncology Journal Review Article Prostate Cancer Source Type: news