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Prostate Cancer News
December 7, 2019

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Protein That Hinders Advancement of Prostate Cancer Identified

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that blocking a specific protein, may be a promising strategy to prevent the spread of castration-resistant prostate cancer ... read more

Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Have Declined in Most Countries

Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are decreasing or stabilizing in most parts of the world, with the United States recording the biggest drop in incidence, according to new ... read more

Laser-Targeted Removal of Prostate Tumors Works as Well Complete Removal of Prostate

Researchers have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while ... read more

Men's Testosterone Levels Largely Determined by Where They Grow Up

Men's testosterone levels are largely determined by their environment during childhood, according to new ... read more
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Being Active Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK , yet we still don't know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a measurement for physical activity to look at ... read more

New Strategies Against Bone Metastases from Prostate Cancer

A study suggests a new approach, or, possibly two new approaches against prostate cancer bone metastases: While targeted therapies and anti-cancer immunotherapies have not been especially successful ... read more

Novel MRI-Guided Ultrasound Treatment Destroys Prostate Cancer

A novel MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study. Researchers said the incision-free technique ... read more

Driver Found for More Deadly Prostate Cancer

A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly, scientists ... read more

High Levels of Two Hormones in the Blood Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with higher levels of 'free' testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI ... read more

Treatment for 'Low T' Could Someday Come from a Single Skin Cell

Researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement ... read more

New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer Is Highly-Accurate and Avoids Invasive Biopsies

A new and simple blood test has been found to efficiently and accurately detect the presence of aggressive prostate cancer, according to new ... read more

Eating Mushrooms May Help Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A new study found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men, suggesting that regular mushroom intake might ... read more

Gold Nanoparticles Shown to Be Safe and Effective Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Bio-compatible gold nanoparticles designed to convert near-infrared light to heat have been shown to safely and effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade tumors within the prostate, according to ... read more

Study Links Progenitor Cells to Age-Related Prostate Growth

The prostates of older mice contain more luminal progenitor cells -- cells capable of generating new prostate tissue -- than the prostates of younger mice, researchers have ... read more

Bench to Bedside Study of a Targetable Enzyme Controlling Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer represents a major health challenge and there is currently no effective treatment once it has advanced to the aggressive, metastatic stage. A new has revealed a key cellular mechanism ... read more

Newly Defined Cancer Driver Is Fast, Furious and Loud

A new study finds that the gene FOXA1 overrides normal biology in three different ways to drive prostate cancer. They refer to the three classes as FAST, FURIOUS, and LOUD to reflect their unique ... read more

Interim Scan During Prostate Cancer Therapy Helps Guide Treatment

New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient's treatment. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) ... read more

Mapping and Measuring Proteins on the Surfaces of Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) in Cells

Sigma receptors are proteins found on mainly the surface of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in certain cells. Sigma-1 and sigma-2 are the two main classes of these receptors. The sigma-1 receptor is ... read more

How Prostate Cancer Cells Mimic Bone When They Metastasize

Researchers describe how prostate cancer cells develop the ability to mimic bone-forming cells called osteoblasts, enabling them to proliferate in the bone ... read more

Enzyme PHLPP2 Could Be a Viable Drug Target for Treating Prostate Cancer

Researchers propose a new druggable target that can put a damper on the spread of prostate cancer. Containing the threat at its origin organ greatly increases the survival rates of patients who ... read more

Measuring Chromosome Imbalance Could Clarify Cancer Prognosis

Researchers have found that higher levels of aneuploidy lead to much greater lethality among prostate cancer patients. This suggest a mechanism for how some prostate cancers become lethal, and could ... read more

Treatment Targets for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancers

A study outlines findings from the largest-ever prospective genomic analysis of advanced prostate cancer tumors. Using comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) to analyze thousands of tumor samples from ... read more

Single Dose of Targeted Radiotherapy Is Safe and Effective for Prostate Cancer

A single high dose of radiation that can be delivered directly to the tumor within a few minutes is a safe and effective technique for treating men with low-risk prostate ... read more

Protein 'Spat Out' by Cancer Cells Promotes Tumor Growth

Prostate cancer cells change the behavior of other cells around them, including normal cells, by 'spitting out' a protein from their nucleus, new research has ... read more

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