Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer

Vitamin E Supplementation Appears to Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer (05-11-2012)

The final analysis of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) indicated that vitamin E increased the risk of developing prostate cancer in otherwise healthy men by 17% when compared to placebo. The results of the study were published... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Gene Mutation Linked with Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer (01-17-2012)

Researchers have identified a rare, inherited gene mutation that appears to substantially increase the risk of prostate cancer. These results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. For several types of cancer, researchers have identified... Continue Reading

Study Finds No Evidence That PSA Screening Reduces Prostate Cancer Mortality (01-10-2012)

Updated results from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial show no evidence that annual screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test reduces deaths from prostate cancer. These results were published in the... Continue Reading

Vitamin E Supplements Increase Prostate Cancer Risk (10-20-2011)

The results of a large, randomized trial suggest that taking daily vitamin E supplements may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Prostate cancer is the most commonly... Continue Reading

Urine Test May Help Guide Prostate Biopsy Decisions (08-9-2011)

An investigational urine test may help men with an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level decide whether a prostate biopsy is necessary. These results were published in Science Translational Medicine. Men 50 years of age or older in the United... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

No Clear Role for Selenium in Cancer Prevention (05-17-2011)

Some studies have suggested that people with higher selenium levels have a lower risk of certain types of cancer; a review conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration, however, found no clear evidence that selenium supplements provide a cancer benefit. Selenium... Continue Reading

Testosterone May Be Safe for Some Men with Prostate Cancer (04-27-2011)

Testosterone therapy (used to treat symptoms of testosterone deficiency) may not worsen prostate cancer in selected men undergoing active surveillance for early-stage disease. These results were published in the Journal of Urology. Symptoms of testosterone... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

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