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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 i



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Researchers find a new human androgen receptor structure, key target for the treatment of prostate cancer

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A team led by researchers of the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB) and the Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau) shows for the...



Shape of prostate and compartments within may serve as cancer indicators

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PST

Preliminary computerized imaging reveals the shape of the prostate and a compartment within the gland - called the transitional zone - consistently differ in men with prostate cancer than those...



Predicting and preventing prostate cancer spread

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body.



New study finds where you live may determine likelihood of dying from cancer

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:00:00 PST

The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis.



Study paves the way for better understanding how prostate cancer spreads around the body

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists have taken a major leap forward in being able to fully understand how prostate cancer cells acquire their ability to spread from the initial tumour to other areas of the body.



One in four men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid unnecessary biopsy if given an MRI scan first, study estimates

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published in...



Genetic basis of aggression in prostate cancer

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

New insights into the genetic drivers of prostate cancer that may inform treatment decisions are highlighted in two papers published online in Nature and Nature Communications this week.



Research helps explain why androgen-deprivation therapy doesn't work for many prostate cancers

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Metastatic prostate cancer, or prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, is incurable.



Scientists uncover new way to defeat therapy-resistant prostate cancer

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

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.



Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Treatment, Symptoms, and Causes

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is BPH and what are the causes and risk factors? Learn about its diagnosis, complications, medication that may be used, and tips for living with BPH.



Light therapy 'a huge leap forward' for early prostate cancer treatment

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

In a new study, a novel light therapy called VTP led to complete remission in almost half of men with early localized prostate cancer.



Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new study found.



UCLA researchers uncover new evidence linking inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of...



How highs and lows in testosterone levels 'shock' prostate cancer cells to death

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or...



Why are black men missing from prostate cancer research?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST

Black men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than other demographics, yet black men are consistently underrepresented in research studies, say researchers from King's College...



ATOMS device effectively treats male incontinence with high patient satisfaction

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In the largest study yet to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of the adjustable transobturator male system (ATOMS) to treat incontinence in men following invasive prostate treatment, the...



Computer modeling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research coauthored by Brigham Young University researchers may lead to a more accurate system for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer.



How to Improve Your Sex Life After Prostate Cancer

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the prostate gland and how can prostate cancer affect sexual behavior? Learn how to manage your sex life after prostate cancer and its treatment.



Prostate Massage Therapy: What are the Benefits?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Prostate massage was previously used to treat prostate problems but is no longer recommended. Learn about its possible benefits and risks here.



Advanced Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about advanced prostate cancer, how it develops, and the symptoms it causes. This article also looks at survival rates for this condition.



Prostate cancer: Protein that controls cell energy production a disease driver

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Scientists identify TRAP1 - a protein that regulates energy production in cells - as a driver of prostate cancer and a potential target for treatment.



Prostate Exam: How is it Done and Who Should Have One?

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the prostate gland and what is the prostate exam? Learn about the different tests commonly used to examine the prostate and why they are used.



Marker for aggressive prostate cancer doubles-up as a drug target

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered that a marker found on aggressive prostate cancer cells could also be used as a way to guide treatments to the cancer, according to new research presented at the...



Tumour cells in blood samples could predict prostate cancer spread

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease, according to new research presented at the...



Do second opinions matter in prostate cancer care?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new analysis indicates that many men with prostate cancer obtain second opinions from urologists before starting treatment, but surprisingly, second opinions are not associated with changes in...