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A More Accurate PSA Test?

Researchers have developed several ways to improve the prostate-specific antigen (PSA test’s accuracy. More...

What You Need to Know About Vitamin E, Selenium and Prostate Cancer

Both vitamin E and the mineral selenium have long been under study for their potential to prevent or slow the progression of prostate cancer. Here's what the latest research says. More...

Age, Race, Family History and Prostate Cancer: The Basics

Studies of identical and fraternal twins have found that prostate cancer has a stronger hereditary component than many other cancers, including breast and colon cancer. Having one first-degree relative (a brother or father) with prostate cancer doubles the risk of developing the disease; having a second-degree relative (an uncle or grandfather) with the disease confers only a small increase in risk. More...

Sexual Function After Prostate Cancer Surgery: What You Should Know

Even an expertly performed nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy causes some degree of trauma to nerve bundles. Here are some important facts about sexual function and what to expect after robotic-assisted or traditional open radical prostatectomy. More...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Evolves

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are choosing active surveillance—a trend that suggests that skepticism about delaying immediate treatment is diminishing. More...

Study: Obesity May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk in African-Americans

African-American men are far more likely to develop and die of prostate cancer than males of any other race in the United States. A recent study reports findings that may help explain this disparity. More...

Does Earlier Chemo Offer Bigger Benefits to Prostate Cancer Patients?

Some researchers wondered what would happen if chemotherapy was initiated at the same time as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) instead of waiting for ADT to fail. Could this help a man live longer? And if so, how long? More...

Managing Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Treatment

Surgery or radiation therapy may irritate the urethra or bladder or damage the urinary sphincter (muscles that contract to prevent urine from flowing out of the bladder). As a result, some degree of incontinence (inability to control bladder function) is common after prostate treatment. More...

Fast Facts: Understanding the Phases of Clinical Trials

In Phase I, investigators test an experimental treatment or procedure in a small group (under 100) of healthy volunteers to evaluate safety, identify side effects and determine a safe dosage range. More...

Antioxidants and Cancer: What You Need to Know

In the studies that showed protective effects, fruits and vegetables—not supplements—were the key sources of these nutrients. More...

Biopsy Technique Finds More High-Risk Cancers

A targeted fusion biopsy technique that combines magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with ultrasound (US) detects a greater number of high-risk cancers and fewer low-risk cancers than a standard unguided biopsy technique that uses US alone, according to a recent study from the National Cancer Institute. More...

Does Enzalutamide Improve Quality of Life?

A new analysis compared pain levels, bone problems and overall quality of life in men receiving the drug and those receiving a placebo. More...

New Hope for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Part of the beauty of these new treatments is that each acts in a different way, giving doctors multiple unique ways to attack the cancer. More...

ADT and Cardiovascular Risk: Is There a Connection?

Findings from a recent study in Sweden suggest that the type of ADT and a man’s history of CVD may be factors. More...

Do You Need a PSA 'Do-Over?'

A recent study found that of men who underwent a second PSA test within three months of their first test showing elevated PSA levels, almost one-quarter had normal results the second time around. More...

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