Recent Prostate Cancer News

Two Advances in Prostate Cancers You Might Not Know About (September 8, 2017)

Prostate cancer isn’t just about men, and it may be inherited. A recent study led by Peter Nelson, MD (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) has shown that 12% of advanced prostate cancers may be caused... Continue Reading

Is Lynparza a Precision Cancer Medicine for Prostate Cancer? (July 12, 2017)

Scientists have developed a new three-in-one blood test that has the potential to turn Lynparza (olaparib) into a precision medicine for prostate cancer. Lynparza is a PARP inhibitor, a newer precision... Continue Reading

Abiraterone Delays Metastatic Prostate Cancer Growth by 18 Months, Extends Survival (June 7, 2017)

Adding Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone to standard hormonal therapy for men with newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer lowers the chance of death by 38%, and more than doubled the median... Continue Reading

Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers (February 23, 2017)

Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer recurs... Continue Reading

Different Treatment Options Appear Equally Effective in Early Prostate Cancer (October 3, 2016)

Among men with early prostate cancer that is detected through prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, treatment with either surgery, radiation therapy, or monitoring until progression all appear to provide... Continue Reading

Midlife PSA Levels Correlate to Risk of Future Lethal Prostate Cancer (August 15, 2016)

A baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level among men at midlife appears to be highly correlated with the risk of developing lethal prostate cancer within their lifetimes. These results were recently... Continue Reading

New Tool Helps Men Evaluate Watchful Waiting in Early Stage Prostate Cancer (August 10, 2016)

Over 90 percent of prostate cancers are detected at a curable stage, with men more likely to die of other diseases than from this cancer. Although patients with localized, low-risk prostate cancer have... Continue Reading

Cabozantinib Does Not Demonstrate Improvements in Advanced Prostate Cancer (July 26, 2016)

In a recent study, the targeted agent cabozantinib did not demonstrate an improvement in outcomes compared to prednisone, among men with advanced prostate cancer. These results were recently published... Continue Reading

FDA Approves New Imaging Agent for Detection of Recurrent Prostate Cancer (June 13, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Axumin (fluciclovine F 18), an radioactive agent, to be used in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for the detection of recurrent... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

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