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Coffee Compounds May Stop Prostate Cancer Growth

Kahweol acetate and cafestol, two hydrocarbons found in Arabica coffee, showed a potential to retard the growth of prostate cancer in mice. Researchers are now looking at the possibility of using the compounds to prevent cancer development in humans.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2019

How Do You Spot Prostate Cancer Early On?

Thousands of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, but the disease is curable especially if detected early. Men aged 55 and older should watch out for these symptoms.

Public Health September 13, 2018

Researchers Discover The Link Between Men's Testosterone Levels And Childhood Environments

A new study has found that childhood environments play a big role in testosterone levels later in life. Higher levels of testosterone are linked to prostate cancer, and lower levels are linked to a low libido.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 25, 2018

A $100 Saliva Test Can Accurately Predict The Top 10 Percent Of Men Who Will Get Prostate Cancer

A new study says that a saliva test can determine which men are likely to develop prostate cancer. It is based on over 150 genetic variants, including 63 new ones.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018

Immunotherapy Drug Keytruda Halts 'Untreatable' Prostate Cancer In Some Men

In a new trial, about 38 percent of prostate cancer patients who used pembrolizumab (Keytruda) were still alive after a year on the treatment. The immunotherapy drug also stopped the tumor growth in 11 percent of patients.

Medicine June 3, 2018

Obesity Associated With 12 Types Of Cancer Including Ovarian, Prostate, and Breast Cancer

Obesity is an unhealthy condition and now 12 different types of cancer have been linked to it. Cancers associated with obesity include ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Deaths From Prostate Cancer Stopped Falling In 2013 But Incidences Continue To Decline

Deaths from prostate cancer fell every year for 20 years, but the number of deaths hit a wall and is no longer facing a drop. Overall prostate cancer incidences have fallen.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Doctors Are Convincing More Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer To Reject Aggressive Treatment: Study

A study found that men who choose not to undergo aggressive treatment for their low-risk prostate cancer are increasing. The study highlighted the importance of active surveillance versus overtreatment.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Task Force Says Prostate Screenings For Men Aged 55 To 69 Years Should Be A Choice

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that men aged 55 to 69 years should have the choice to get a prostate cancer screening. Patients should weigh the pros and cons of a screening before deciding.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Blue Light From Smartphones And Tablets Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.

Public Health April 27, 2018

FDA Approves 23andMe's Home Test Kit For 3 BRCA Gene Mutations

Testing for three variants of BRCA gene mutation can now be made at home using a simple test kit. All it takes is spitting into a collection tube, without needles and other painful processes involved.

Public Health March 7, 2018

High-Fat Diet Could Worsen Prostate Cancer: Study

A high-fat diet brings more than just extra weight. It has been found to accelerate the progression of serious conditions such as prostate cancer, turning it into a lethal disease.

Public Health January 18, 2018

Early Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Prolong Life: Treatment May Even Cause Lifelong Complications

Early surgery may not be necessary, and may even pose side effect risks to some men diagnosed with prostate cancer. A smaller group of patients though may still benefit from early treatment.

Public Health July 15, 2017

Tall Men At Higher Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer: Study

Prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer among men. Now, researchers have found that taller men and heavier men are more at risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer and of death from prostate cancer.

Public Health July 14, 2017

Men Urged To Masturbate 21 Times A Month To Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A study finds that men who ejaculate more frequently are less at risk of developing prostate cancer. The results of the decade-long study are in line with other such studies with similar results.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2017

AstraZeneca's Lynparza Could Be Transformed Into Precision Medicine For Prostate Cancer

Following the development of a three-in-one blood test, AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza could be transformed into precision medicine for prostate cancer, experts said. Doing so could have a major impact in the treatment of prostate cancer patients.

Medicine June 20, 2017

New Blood Test May Pave Way To Precision Treatment For Prostate Cancer

A three-in-one blood test can change the way advanced prostate cancer is treated and pave way for precision medicine for cancer. The blood test can even improve survival of patients, so here's how it works.

Medicine June 19, 2017

Hormone Therapy Drug Shows Promise In Upping Survival Rates Of Prostate Cancer Patients

The hormone therapy drug abiraterone (Zytiga) can significantly extend the lives of prostate cancer patients by slowing tumor progression and increasing survival rates. These findings came from two clinical trials presented this weekend at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Public Health June 7, 2017

Let Patients Weigh Harms And Benefits Of Prostate Cancer Screening: Federal Task Force

The USPSTF revised its guidelines on PSA screening for prostate cancer, no longer opposing the routine blood test. The newly drafted recommendations now specify patients should be allowed to make individual decisions regarding the procedure.

Public Health April 12, 2017

Surviving Prostate Cancer: Studies Show Which Treatment Offers Better Quality Of Life

Surgery, radiation or active surveillance? Studies rank treatment options for prostate cancer patients according to their outcomes on sexual, urinary and bowel functions.

Public Health March 22, 2017

Baldness Or Bedroom Boredom: Hair Loss Drug Finasteride Linked To Long-Term Erectile Dysfunction

Would you rather go bald? Latest study suggests that finasteride, a popular hair loss treatment drug for men, can lead to long-term sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction.

Medicine March 11, 2017

MRI Scan Can Detect Prostate Cancer And Avoid Unnecessary Biopsy

Men suffering from prostate cancer can avoid unnecessary biopsies if they undergo an initial MRI scan, according to a new study. The study was published in the British medical journal The Lancet.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Prostate Cancer Patient Cured After Being Given Male Hormone Testosterone To Shock Tumors

A patient with advanced prostate cancer did not show traces of the disease after receiving bipolar androgen therapy. The treatment involves flooding and starving the body with testosterone.

Medicine December 1, 2016

Sexual Activity Linked To Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

Men who had more sexual partners and had their first sexual experience at an early age were found to have higher risk for prostate cancer. What are the risk factors for the most common non-skin cancer among American men?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2016

Key Protein Driving Prostate Cancer Identified

A new study connected a protein with the rapid development of tumors in patients with prostate cancer. Although more research is needed, this finding could be used in developing treatments.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2016

Prostate Surgery Numbers Down As More Men Follow USPSTF Prostate Cancer Screening Guidance

The USPSTF prostate screening guidelines suggested men to skip the prostate tests, as only 1 man is saved per 1,000 tests carried out. However, other cancer associations don't agree with these recommendations.

Public Health November 3, 2016

Dementia Risks Increase In Men Given Testosterone-Lowering Drugs To Treat Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer patients treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy, the testosterone-lowering drugs, are twice likely to develop dementia than patients who didn’t receive testosterone medication, reports a recent study.

Medicine October 19, 2016

Prostate Cancer Treatments Equally Effective, Says Study

In the U.S. alone, more than 180,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016. According to researchers, these men can choose among radiotherapy, surgery and active monitoring to treat the disease as they are equally effective.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 15, 2016

Researchers Question Prostate Cancer Screening Method: Goodbye, Rectal Exams?

Every year, numerous men are subjected to rectal exams in the name of prostate cancer screening. Now, researchers are saying that it may be time to say goodbye to the dreaded screening method.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2016

Study Finds No Link Between Erectile Dysfunction Drugs And Prostate Cancer Risk

Can erectile dysfunction drugs lower cancer risk? Prostate cancer diagnosis is nearly the same for men who were prescribed PDE-5is and those who did not take these medicines.

Medicine August 2, 2016

Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Need Genetic Testing: Why?

Men with metastatic prostate cancer should consider getting genetic testing. Results may benefit not just them but also their family members.

Medicine July 7, 2016

Can Eating Tree Nuts Help Cut Risks Of Prostate Cancer Death?

Prostate cancer is one of the major causes of cancer death among males in the United States. Now, new research suggests that eating tree nuts can help patients avoid dying from prostate cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2016

As Your 'Beer Belly' Increases, So Does The Risk For Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men with beer bellies and higher body mass index are at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer than their counterparts, new research suggests. Researchers say maintaining a healthy weight is the best way to avoid acquiring the disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016

Newly Discovered 'Network Drugs' Could Treat Resistant Prostate Cancer

Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research found that Hsp90 inhibitors were effective in treating aggressive prostate cancer. The drug could target a network of cancer cell signals simultaneously.

Medicine May 2, 2016

Tomatoes, Watermelons Might Lower Your Risk For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers that men can acquire, said the National Cancer Institute. Good news is that a diet rich in red fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes and watermelons, can help reduce its risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016

Taking Low-Dose Aspirin Daily During Cancer Treatment May Boost Survival Rate By 20 Percent

Low-dose aspirin was found to reduce cancer death and spread by 20 percent if taken daily. Such is true when aspirin is combined with ongoing cancer treatment.

Life April 21, 2016

Regular Exercise May Improve Survival Rate In Prostate Cancer Patients

Exercise plays a major role in reducing the risk of death from prostate cancer. Maintaining a regular exercise regimen before and after diagnosis may improve the odds of prostate cancer survival.

Life April 21, 2016

Cholesterol-Lowering Molecules Can Kill Prostate Cancer Cells

A group of scientists have found that if prostate cancer cells are deprived of cholesterol, their growth is halted and cell death occurs. The experimental cholesterol-lowering molecule, RO 48-8071, can be used as a new therapy for prostate cancer.

Life April 19, 2016

New Study Links Hormone Therapy For Prostate Cancer To Depression

Older men who undergo testosterone-suppressing therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience a higher risk of developing clinical depression later in life. This risk seems to increase the longer they stay on the therapy, a new study says.

Life April 12, 2016

High Dose Radiation May Not Benefit Low Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

A new review finds that low-risk prostate cancer patients may not benefit from high-dose radiation treatment. The meta-analysis shows that higher doses of radiation do not result in higher survival rates or lower rates of the cancer spreading.

Life April 7, 2016

US Legislators Call For Lower Price Of Prostate Cancer Drugs

For the U.S. Congress, no drug can be sold for an incredible price. In a letter addressed to health agencies, it sets its eyes on Xtandi, a drug for advanced prostate cancer that is worth more than $129,000.

Life March 30, 2016

New Technology Cuts Treatment Time For Prostate Cancer Patients

A revolutionary new software technology for a clinical trial hopes to shorten prostate cancer treatment visits to five. The team behind it is now looking for participants.

Life March 24, 2016

NICE Recommends Use Of Abiraterone For Prostate Cancer

NICE now recommends the use of Janssen Pharmaceuticals' drug abiraterone for prostate cancer patients prior to chemotherapy. The change in decision was prompted by new evidence of the drug's cost-effectiveness.

Life March 23, 2016

Vegan Diet May Slash Prostate Cancer Risk By 35 Percent

Men who follow a vegan diet can lower their prostate cancer risk by 35 percent. The outdated notion of 'meat is macho' must be rejected. More men should embrace more plant-based diets to help lower their risks of developing the most common cancer that affects men in the UK today.

Life March 3, 2016

Low Vitamin D Level May Indicate More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Vitamin D deficiency is a biomarker that can help predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. Experts recommend that men with dark skin, low sun exposure and vitamin D intake should get their vitamin D level tested when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Life March 2, 2016

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