Prostate Cancer

Xgeva Approved for Patients with Bone Metastases (11-30-2010)

Xgeva™ (denosumab) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of bone complications such as fracture in patients with bone metastases from solid (not blood-related) cancers. It is not approved for patients with... Continue Reading

Supplementation with Folic Acid Associated with Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer (03-31-2009)

Supplementation with folic acid significantly increases the risk of prostate cancer, according to the results of a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.[1] The role of micronutrients in relationship to cancer incidence... Continue Reading

Questions Remain About Benefit of PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer (03-31-2009)

Two randomized studies of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. One of the studies, conducted in Europe, reported that PSA screening decreased prostate cancer mortality... Continue Reading

Judith Giuliani: A Caregiver’s Perspective (03-19-2009)

Rudy Giuliani’s wife discusses her partnership with her husband during his prostate cancer journey and their team approach to the experience. By Diana Price Judith Giuliani knows a thing or two about healthcare. She is trained as a registered nurse,... Continue Reading

Cancer Vaccines: Stimulating the Immune System to Attack Cancer (02-6-2009)

As the age of personalized medicine approaches, the look and feel of cancer treatment may change dramatically. What if, rather than receiving one-size-fits all anticancer drugs, patients were treated with specially formulated treatments made to target... Continue Reading

Many Older Men with Early-stage Prostate Cancer May Be Able to Avoid Treatment (02-6-2009)

Among elderly men with early-stage prostate cancer, a majority of those who choose watchful waiting in place of immediate cancer treatment will not require treatment or will die of other causes before their cancer progresses significantly. These results... Continue Reading

Androgen Deprivation Benefits Some Patients with Early Prostate Cancer (02-6-2009)

Recently published studies suggest that the addition of androgen deprivation therapy to radiation therapy improves outcomes in subsets of men with early prostate cancer. Early prostate cancer refers to prostate cancer that has not spread from the prostate... Continue Reading

Ask the Oncologist: Treatment for Prostate Cancer (02-6-2009)

Question: Should I see a surgeon or a radiation oncologist for my localized prostate cancer? Answer: You should see both a surgeon and a radiation oncologist before you decide on the specific type of treatment you will undergo for localized prostate... Continue Reading

Moderate Aerobic Exercise May Help Combat Fatigue (02-6-2009)

Study results indicate that moderate aerobic exercise may improve physical functioning in men who are receiving radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer and this improved physical functioning may be necessary to combat radiation fatigue. The... Continue Reading

Weight and Exercise May Be Important Factors in Prostate Cancer (02-6-2009)

Weight and exercise have once again demonstrated that they are each significant factors in the diagnosis, quality of life, and survival of prostate cancer. Results from several recent studies have concluded that weight and exercise can both affect the... Continue Reading

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