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Standard treatment for prostate cancer may encourage spread

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

(image) A popular prostate cancer therapy called androgen deprivation treatment may encourage prostate cancer cells to produce a protein that makes them more likely to spread throughout the body, a new study by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests. Eventhough the finding could eventually lead to changes in this standard therapy for a sometimes deadly disease, the Johns Hopkins scientists caution that their discovery is far too preliminary for patients with prostate cancer or physicians to stop using it. The treatment is effective at slowing tumor growth, they emphasized........



Genetic Risk Factor For Colorectal And Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

(image) A study led by scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has observed that one of seven genetic risk factors previously identified as increasing the probability of developing prostate cancer also increases the probability of developing colorectal cancer. As in the prior prostate cancer study, which was also conducted by USC scientists and reported in the April 2007 edition of Nature Genetics, the colorectal cancer risk factor is located in a region of the human genome devoid of known genes on chromosome 8. The studys complete findings would be reported in the July 8 online edition of Nature Genetics........



Older Men With Early Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

(image) Recent findings from an observational study by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine suggest that men between 65 and 80 years of age who received therapy for early stage, localized prostate cancer lived significantly longer than men who did not receive therapy. The study would be reported in the December 13th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association........



Six Months Of Hormone Therapy Enough For Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

(image) Patients with prostate cancer treated with either radiation or surgery who use hormone treatment for longer than six months do not survive any longer than patients who use the therapy for a shorter amount of time, as per a research studypresented November 5, 2006, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 48th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia........



Why Men With Prostate Cancer Avoid Radiation?

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

(image) Negative perceptions about radiation treatment can strongly influence a prostate cancer patient's choice to avoid external beam radiation treatment, even though studies have proven the therapy to be as safe and effective as other therapys for the disease, including surgery, as per a research studypresented November 5, 2006, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 48th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia........



Gene Therapy For Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

(image) Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are hoping a new gene treatment that takes a gene called RTVP-1 directly into the prostate tumor will prove effective in preventing recurrence of the disease. The first phase of the study is designed to test the safety of the therapy and determine the proper dosage of gene, said Dr. Dov Kadmon, professor of urology at BCM. It will be carried out in the department of urology at BCM as well as at Ben Taub General Hospital, The Methodist Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center........



Pomegranate Juice Keeps PSA Levels Stable

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

Drinking an eight ounce glass of pomegranate juice daily increased by nearly four times the period during which PSA levels in men treated for prostate cancer remained stable, a three-year UCLA study has observed. The study involved 50 men who had undergone surgery or radiation but quickly experienced increases in prostate-specific antigen or PSA, a biomarker that indicates the presence of cancer. UCLA scientists measured "doubling time," how long it takes for PSA levels to double, a signal that the cancer is progressing, said Dr. Allan Pantuck, an associate professor of urology, a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher and lead author of the study........



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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

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Metabolites Responsible For Breast And Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

Cancer scientists have discovered that metabolites of natural estrogens can react with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to cause specific damage that initiates the series of events leading to breast, prostate and other human cancers. This understanding of a common mechanism of cancer initiation could result in cancer prevention and in better assessment of cancer risk........



Eat Salmon To Prevent Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

Everyone knows that eating fish rich in omega-3 fats may protect you from heart attacks. Now there is one more reason to eat fish rich in omega-3 fats. Recent research has shown that fish that contains good amounts of omega-3 fats may actually protect men from prostate cancer........



Jalapenos To Fight Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, as per studies reported in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research. As per a team of scientists from the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in collaboration with colleagues from UCLA, the pepper component caused human prostate cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis........



'Virus Chip' Detects New Virus In Prostate Tumors

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

UCSF and Cleveland Clinic scientists have discovered a new virus in human prostate tumors. The type of virus, closely related to viruses typically found in mice, has never been detected in humans. The virus's link to human disease is still unclear, and more study is needed to determine the relationship between the virus and cancer, if any, the scientists say........



Turmeric And Cauliflower To Halt Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

Rutgers scientists have found that the curry spice turmeric holds real potential for the therapy and prevention of prostate cancer, especially when combined with certain vegetables. The researchers tested turmeric, also known as curcumin, along with phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a naturally occurring substance especially abundant in a group of vegetables that includes watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips. "The bottom line is that PEITC and curcumin, alone or in combination, demonstrate significant cancer-preventive qualities in laboratory mice, and the combination of PEITC and curcumin could be effective in treating established prostate cancers," said Ah-Ng Tony Kong, a professor of pharmaceutics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey........



Controversy Over Prostate Cancer Screening

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

A screening test for prostate cancer that measures prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels does not improve survival, scientists at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine report in the January 9 Archives of Internal Medicine. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting American men and ranks second in mortality. According to the study, screening tests almost always increase the detection of cancer, but among other requirements for improving survival, the tumors detected must be both fatal (if left untreated) yet curable........



Obesity And Prostate Cancer

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:06:05 GMT

Obesity may make it harder to find prostate cancer, leading to delayed diagnosis and putting some men at an even greater risk for dying of the disease, according to a multi-university study led by a researcher from Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Prostate Center. As a result, the scientists are recommending that physicians be particularly thorough when examining obese men for prostate cancer........