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Adding antiandrogen therapy to radiation therapy improves survival in recurrent prostate cancer

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A nearly two-decades-long clinical trial has demonstrated that adding antiandrogen therapy to radiation therapy can improve the survival of prostate cancer patients who have evidence of disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy.  The study conducted by the NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group appears in the February 2  New England Journal of […]

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Prostate Cancer Research News: PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCHERS DISCOVER GENETIC FINGERPRINT TO IDENTIFY HOW AND WHEN DISEASE INITIALLY SPREADS

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK) – Canadian prostate cancer researchers have discovered the genetic fingerprint that explains why up to 30 per cent of men with potentially curable localized prostate cancer develop aggressive disease that spreads following radiotherapy or surgery. The findings, published online today in Nature, could help clinicians personalize effective, targeted therapies from the moment of […]

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Prostate Cancer News: Prostate cancer treatment rates drop, reflecting change in screening recommendations

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM) – But among those diagnosed, treatment rates remain high, despite increasing evidence that surveillance may be appropriate option.  As some national guidelines now recommend against routine prostate cancer screening, the overall rate of men receiving treatment for the disease declined 42 percent, a new study finds. The decline reflects efforts to […]

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Research: New Therapeutic Agent Proves More Effective Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

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(SOURCE: SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE) – A German multicenter study, initiated by the German Society of Nuclear Medicine, demonstrates that lutetium-177 (Lu-177)-labeled PSMA-617 is a promising new therapeutic agent for radioligand therapy (RLT) of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The study is published in the January 2017 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and […]

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Research: Scripps Florida Scientists Uncover New Way to Defeat Therapy-Resistant Prostate Cancer

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(SOURCE: SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE) – A new study led by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on a signaling circuit in cells that drives therapy resistance in prostate cancer. The researchers found that targeting the components of this circuit suppresses advanced prostate cancer development. The study, led by TSRI Associate […]

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PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH NEWS: PATIENT PROSTATE TISSUE USED TO CREATE UNIQUE MODEL OF PROSTATE CANCER BIOLOGY

Posted on Posted in Cancer News, Men's Health News, Prostate Cancer

(SOURCE: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER) – For the first time, researchers have been able to grow, in a lab, both normal and primary cancerous prostate cells from a patient, and then implant a million of the cancer cells into a mouse to track how the tumor progresses. The achievement, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center who […]

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Prostate cancer patients more likely to die of other diseases, say 15-year PLCO results

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS) – Starting in 1993 and ending in 2001, ten academic medical centers in the United States screened 76,685 men and 78,216 women for prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancers. The question was whether yearly screening could catch cancers early and thus decrease mortality from these diseases. Fifteen-year follow-up results focusing […]

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Prostate Cancer Treatment News: New Imaging Method Can Detect, Monitor and Guide Treatment For, Prostate Cancer

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Technique shows promise in increasing accuracy of prostate and breast cancer treatment in people. An international group of researchers report success in mice of a method of using positron emission tomography (PET) scans to track, in real time, an antibody targeting a hormone receptor pathway specifically involved in prostate cancer. This androgen […]

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Supplemental New Drug Application for XTANDI® Capsules in Advanced Prostate Cancer Approved by FDA

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(PRNewswire) Astellas Pharma Inc. and Pfizer Inc. recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental New Drug Application to update the U.S. product labeling for XTANDI® (enzalutamide) capsules to include new clinical data versus bicalutamide from the TERRAIN study. The data demonstrate improvement in radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) in patients with […]

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Young Girl With Rare Type of Bone Cancer Responds to Therapy Used to Treat Prostate Cancer

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(Fox News) A recent story published in Fox News reports that when Maddie Demers’ rare metastatic bone cancer (Multicentric Osteosarcoma) stopped responding to conventional chemotherapy in June, her oncologist advised her parents, Barbie and Mike, to put her under hospice care. However recently, following three rounds of a targeted radiation traditionally used to treat prostate […]