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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer develops slowly, and there may be no signs that you have it for many years. Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra. Treatment options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy and bisphosphonate therapy.
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Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments

August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...

'Shapeshifting' cancer cells promote metastasis

August 10, 2017 - 07:00
Research examining the cell's cytoskeleton shows how metastatic cells become 'shapeshifters,' allowing them to thrive in new locations.

Osteoporosis medications improve bone health in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy

August 8, 2017 - 14:00
Both biophosphonates and denosumab improve bone mineral density (BMD) in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

Saw palmetto: Uses, dosage, and side effects

August 5, 2017 - 10:00
What is saw palmetto? Learn about saw palmetto's usage and effectiveness. What is the science behind the claims and are there side effects?

The 10 best prostate cancer blogs

July 27, 2017 - 15:00
Prostate cancer blogs are helpful for patients and caregivers alike. We have selected the best prostate cancer blogs that provide information and support.

Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

July 17, 2017 - 07:00
Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment.A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with...

Higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer in taller and heavier men

July 13, 2017 - 07:00
The risk of aggressive prostate cancer is increased in taller men and those with a higher BMI and waist circumference, according to a new study.

Study: Minimally-invasive surgery outcomes more favorable versus traditional open surgery

June 28, 2017 - 13:00
Minimally-invasive surgery leads to more favorable 30-day postoperative outcomes versus traditional open surgery, according to a study led by physicians from the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry...

Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: What you need to know

June 21, 2017 - 10:00
Immunotherapy is an emerging treatment for cancer that aims to boost the immune system cells' ability to fight off cancer. Learn more in this article.

Prostate cancer: Three-in-one blood test could fuel personalized treatment

June 19, 2017 - 16:00
A single blood test could identify how prostate cancer patients will respond to PARP inhibitors in as little as 4 to 8 weeks, say researchers.

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

June 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a compound in apple peel can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with turmeric or red grape compounds.

Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

June 15, 2017 - 07:00
Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Starving prostate cancer with what you eat for dinner

June 8, 2017 - 07:00
When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving - or even preventing - cancer.

Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 per cent

June 5, 2017 - 13:00
Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate...

What is a Gleason score?

May 25, 2017 - 07:00
A Gleason score is used to help determine the treatment and predict the outlook for prostate cancer. How is it measured? What do the results mean?

Prostate biopsy: What to expect

May 24, 2017 - 13:00
A prostate biopsy is the most effective way to diagnose prostate cancer. Learn more about this essential procedure for early detection.

Prostate cancer surgery: Types and what to expect

May 24, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, we take a close look at the types of surgery used to treat prostate cancer, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.

Prostate cancer: Stages and outlook

May 23, 2017 - 13:00
What does TNM mean? What is a Gleason score? What are stages 1 to 4? In this article, we explain the staging system used to categorize prostate cancer.

Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects

May 23, 2017 - 10:00
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. In this article, learn about the types of radiation therapy, as well as the risks involved.

New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

May 5, 2017 - 07:00
A new blood test could predict which men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments for the disease.