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Hand-held robot points to less invasive prostate surgery

July 19, 2019

Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at…
Men with aggressive prostate cancer may get new powerful drug option

June 29, 2018

Men with non-metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer and a quickly rising PSA level present a medical dilemma. The rising…
Current PSA Monitoring Ignores Risk to Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2018

Prostate cancer survivors make up the largest group, 41 percent, of male cancer survivors. In these survivors, early…
New Polygenic Hazard Score Predicts When Men Develop Prostate Cancer

January 15, 2018

An international team, led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has developed…
Bedroom Signs That Your Man Might Have Health Troubles

June 26, 2017

Worrisome changes in your man’s libido, interest or mood could indicate urologic health problems worth getting checked out. Concerned about his…
Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

June 16, 2017

The research discovered rare cells in the blood that could be used to identify patients who are 10…
Disrupting prostate cancer ‘homing signal’ could hold promise for new treatments

March 21, 2017

New King’s College London research sheds light on the cellular mechanisms which enable cancer cells to escape the…
Gene mutation found to drive prostate cancer subtype

March 14, 2017

A newly discovered genetic mutation that is found in a subtype of prostate cancer is integral to the…
As routine screenings drop, prostate cancer on rise in older men

January 5, 2017

The incidence of metastatic prostate cancer in older men is rising after reaching an all-time low in 2011,…
New evidence links inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk

December 8, 2016

UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of…
Computer modeling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer

November 22, 2016

New system could lead to earlier diagnosis while reducing need for invasive biopsies New research coauthored by Brigham…
Researchers pinpoint key regulatory role of noncoding genes in prostate cancer development

August 16, 2016

Prostate cancer researchers studying genetic variations have pinpointed 45 genes associated with disease development and progression. Principal investigator…
High-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer

August 8, 2016

A study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and…
New method reveals possible prostate cancer therapy

June 6, 2016

The steroid dexamethasone could potentially deter the growth of a prostate cancer subtype that was previously thought to…
Imaging Biomarker Distinguishes Prostate Cancer Tumor Grade

June 1, 2016

Physicians have long used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect cancer but results of a University of California…
Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer

April 6, 2016

Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks…
Scientists pinpoint cancer gene responsible for neuroendocrine prostate cancer

April 2, 2016

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered…
Where Prostate Cancer Spreads In the Body Affects Survival Time

March 10, 2016

Patients with lymph-only metastasis have the longest overall survival, while those with liver involvement fare worst. Lung and…
Protein curbs spread of prostate cancer to bone

November 18, 2015

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from University of California campuses at Merced and…
New screening method for prostate cancer recurrence

May 17, 2015

Spatial light interference microscopy identifies patients at higher risk for prostate cancer recurrence The American Cancer Society estimated…
When it comes to testosterone, more isn’t always better

May 16, 2015

Study by UCSB anthropologists connects increased diabetes risk and higher levels of testosterone to prostate enlargement Benign prostatic…
More Isn’t Always Better

May 15, 2015

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — or, simply, prostate enlargement — is one of the most common diseases of…
New treatment found for prostate cancer

April 13, 2015

Low-temperature plasmas could be a potential new treatment for prostate cancer. Developed by the scientists at the University…
New Incisionless Surgery to Treat Enlarged Prostate

April 1, 2015

By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia…
Cane toads potentially lucrative export in cancer fight

March 25, 2015

Wait before you whack that toad. Not only is it frowned upon to kill cane toads inhumanely, but…
New medical device treats urinary symptoms related to enlarged prostate

September 16, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized the marketing of the UroLift system, the first permanent implant…
Nonsurgical treatment turns back the clock, shrinks enlarged prostate

April 17, 2013

Men with a common condition that causes frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom can get relief with a…
Mushroom-supplemented soybean extract shows therapeutic promise for advanced prostate cancer

February 21, 2013

A natural, nontoxic product called genistein-combined polysaccharide, or GCP, which is commercially available in health stores, could help…
New drug targets found for treatment of prostate cancer

February 4, 2013

Prostate cancer cells need certain enzymes to grow tumors, and an often overlooked enzyme-Pak1-is key for their growth,…
Updated Tool Now Available to Predict Prostate Cancer Spread

January 7, 2013

Prostate cancer experts at Johns Hopkins have developed an updated version of the Partin Tables, a tool to…
Some men voice complaints of shortened penis following prostate cancer treatment

January 3, 2013

A small percentage of men in a prostate cancer study complained that their penis seemed shorter following treatment, with some…
Researchers find new culprit in castration-resistant prostate cancer

December 18, 2012

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a molecular switch that enables advanced prostate cancers to spread without stimulation by…
University of Twente developing method for improved prostate cancer screening

December 17, 2012

The University of Twente is developing a method for detecting prostate cancer both more accurately and earlier and…
Prostate cancer now detectable using imaging-guided biopsy

December 14, 2012

Groundbreaking research by a team of UCLA physicians and engineers demonstrates that prostate cancer — long identifiable only through…
Minimally invasive prostatectomy in young men has fewer complications than standard prostatectomy

December 13, 2012

Men between ages 18 and 64 who underwent surgery for localized prostate cancer between 2003 and 2007 were…
FDA expands Zytiga’s use for late-stage prostate cancer

December 11, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) to treat men…
Calcium from food linked to lower risk for prostate cancer

December 11, 2012

A new study links greater calcium intake from food to lower risk for prostate cancer. To determine the…
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