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Researchers say genomic fingerprinting important for treating prostate cancer

While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor's aggressiveness and tailor treatment plans; however, in the majority of cases involving multiple prostate tumors, only the largest tumor is typically fingerprinted -- resulting in more aggressive tumors potentially going undetected. [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:21+00:00 October 4th, 2016|

New trial results encourage patients to weigh long-term impact of treatment options with their doctors

(Published on ScienceDaily - September 15, 2016) In light of the findings from the Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) would like to congratulate the authors and investigators for conceiving and completing a difficult clinical trial to randomize [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:22+00:00 September 20th, 2016|

California HIFU and Dr. Michael Lazar Offers a Look at September’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Efforts

For this month’s awareness campaign Urologist and Prostate cancer expert Dr. Michael Lazar provides an overview of prostate cancer screening options, helping to empower men to make smart choices. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month giving light to a very important health topic among men and their families. Second only to skin cancer, prostate cancer [...]

2016-09-01T10:32:11+00:00 September 1st, 2016|

Understanding the prostate cancer diagnosis

A doctor typically diagnoses prostate cancer after closely examining biopsy cells through a microscope. There are several types of cells in the prostate, and each contributes in its own way to the prostate’s development, architecture, and function. But cancer cells look different than normal prostate cells. Pathologists look for these differences first to detect the [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:22+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|

Can prostate cancer be prevented?

National Cancer Institute offer these guidelines for the prevention of prostate cancer ... Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer. To prevent [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:22+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

How early can prostate cancer be detected?

Screening is testing to find cancer in people before they have symptoms. For some types of cancer, screening can help find cancers at an early stage, when they are likely to be easier to treat. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer can often be found before symptoms arise by testing the amount of [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:22+00:00 August 9th, 2016|

Prostate cancer news: Laser ablation becomes viable treatment

Prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat. UCLA researchers have found that focal laser ablation – the precise application of heat via laser to a tumor – is both feasible and safe in men with intermediate risk prostate cancer. The Phase 1 study found no serious adverse [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:22+00:00 July 12th, 2016|

Obesity and a high-fat diet promote prostate cancer progression

Metabolites from a fatty diet join forces with the cancer-driving gene MYC to reprogram prostate cancer cells to grow faster, finds new study. This discovery solidifies a direct link between obesity and lethal prostate cancer. At the 2016 Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Conference, Giorgia Zadra, PhD, of the Harvard: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:22+00:00 July 5th, 2016|

Mayo Clinic: Tips on Prostate cancer prevention

There's no proven prostate cancer prevention strategy. But one way to reduce the risk of prostate cancer is by making healthy choices, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet. Study results often conflict with each other and most studies aren't designed to definitively prove whether something prevents prostate cancer. As a result, no clear [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:22+00:00 June 28th, 2016|