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  • Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers

  • Most People Don't Know if They Have Genetic Risk for Cancer

  • Health Tip: Identifying Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

  • Is Teen Drinking Tied to Aggressive Prostate Cancer Later in Life?

  • 3-Pronged Approach to Cancer Prevention

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Cancer: CDC

  • Large U.S. Study Targets Prostate Cancer in Black Men

  • Could an Early Supper Lower Breast, Prostate Cancer Risk?

  • Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check

  • New DNA Test May Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

  • Blacks With Prostate Cancer May Fare Better Than Whites

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declines Again, But Prostate Cancer Incidence Rises

  • Expert Panel Highlights Patient Choice for Prostate Cancer Screen

  • Breast Cancer Genes a Real Risk for Men, Too

  • How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings

  • Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

  • Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

  • A Light Breakfast Might Cut Cost of Pricey Prostate Cancer Drug

  • His Prostate Cancer Becomes Her Struggle, Too

  • FDA Approves First Home Test for Breast Cancer Genes

  • Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

  • FDA Approves Drug to Help Curb a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

  • New Treatment Approved for Prostate Cancer That Resists Hormone Therapy

  • Two Drugs Offer Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

  • What Might Make Prostate Cancer's Return More Likely?

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Steadily Dropping: Report

  • New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Wide Range of Tumors

  • Could a Common Blood Thinner Lower Cancer Risk?

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Prostate Cancer
    Learn to identify potential symptoms

  • Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious
    Warning signs often confused with other conditions

  • 'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds
    Tool might one day allow more complete removal of malignant tissue, less time on operating table

  • New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing
    Analysis of 2 major trials on the prostate cancer screen shows it cuts men's risk of dying from the disease

  • Common Treatment for Early Prostate Cancer May Carry Heart Risk
    Hormone-suppressing regimen may raise odds for heart failure, but it brings benefits, too, researchers say

  • Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
    Most thorough analysis of the data so far finds only 'trivial' effect, which may be due to chance

  • 'Observation' Best Option for Most Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
    20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

  • Are Big Men More Prone to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?
    Study found taller, heavier males were more likely to get it, die from it

  • More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People
    Those with more money more likely to be screened, researchers report

  • Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years
    Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

  • Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies
    Findings could 'change clinical practice overnight,' leading oncologist says

  • More Cancers Caught Early Since Obamacare
    Access to screening likely behind the boost, cancer experts say

  • Addressing Your Cancer Risk
    Rural areas a bit safer than urban ones; environmental threats seem key, study says

  • Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA
    British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

  • PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off
    1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

  • Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?
    New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them

  • It's Yoga to the Rescue for Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study suggests the ancient practice might ease side effects of therapy

  • Many Docs Don't Discuss Prostate Cancer Screening Pros and Cons
    Men with lower incomes, education and no insurance less likely to receive pretest counseling, study finds

  • Updated Prostate Cancer Test Guidelines Now Stress Patient Choice
    Men aged 55 to 69 should discuss PSA blood screen with their doctor, expert panel recommends

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • Guys, a Good Night's Sleep Might Save Your Life
    Study suggests potential link between sleep deprivation and fatal prostate cancer

  • Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk?
    Large U.S. study points to the drug's potential tumor-fighting abilities

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?
    Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

  • Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows
    Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

  • Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health
    Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

  • Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug
    But patients shouldn't try this on their own, researcher warns

  • Hormonal Drug Boosts Survival After Prostate Cancer's Return: Study
    But, newer and possibly more effective drugs now available and being studied

  • Anxiety May Lead to Unneeded Prostate Cancer Treatments
    Researchers suggest that dealing with a patient's distress may lead to better choices, improve quality of life

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades
    But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

  • Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing
    Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

  • Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade: Report
    Researchers cite population aging and growth

  • Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk
    The more men drank, the stronger the association, study found

  • Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment
    Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

  • Second Opinions Don't Seem to Sway Prostate Cancer Patients
    Most choose treatment they originally planned to follow, study finds

  • Monitoring, Not Treatment, May Be Better for Some Prostate Cancer Patients
    In Sweden, 90 percent with very low risk disease choose this option instead of immediate treatment, researchers report

  • Smokeless Tobacco Product Tied to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Death
    Safety of snus use called into question

  • Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?
    Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack
    For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

  • Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All
    Large study challenges previous research linking the procedure to slightly higher chance of disease

  • Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men
    Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

  • Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study
    Decline follows recommendation against routine screening, but experts not sure if trend is good or bad

  • Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds
    Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

  • 'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life
    Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease, study found

  • Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers
    American Cancer Society says methodology used for recent study was flawed

  • Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars: U.S. Study
    Increase may be due to lax screening or more aggressive disease, experts say

  • Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?
    Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival

  • Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Might Consider Gene Test
    Detection of genetic flaw could help predict or prevent cancer in their relatives, study suggests

  • U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer
    Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, report predicts

  • Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?
    Multiple studies suggest they might

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study
    Improved odds seen for patients with colon, prostate or breast tumors, but research isn't definitive

  • Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?
    Study also suggests that cholesterol-lowering drugs may help counteract harmful effect

  • Regular Exercise May Boost Prostate Cancer Survival
    Study found that men who exercised the most had the best outcomes

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Depression
    Study found a 23 percent increased risk compared to men who received other treatments, but overall risk relatively low

  • High-Dose Radiation May Be No Better for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
    Study finds no benefits in disease progression, survival

  • Sugary Drinks, 'Bad' Carbs Tied to Breast, Prostate Cancers
    Preliminary study finds more reason to improve your diet

  • Shorter, Intensive Radiation Works for Prostate Cancer: Study
    The trial focused on early-stage disease that hadn't spread beyond the gland

  • Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
    Study finds more experienced medical centers achieve better survival rates

  • Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
    Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low

  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    But men should not expect supplements to ward off fast-growing tumors, expert says

  • Is Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Raised Risk of Certain Cancers?
    Study suggests, but doesn't prove, that odds increase for some types of tumors, but drop for others

  • Racial Gap in U.S. Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing: Report
    But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

  • PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists
    Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations

  • Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings
    Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

  • For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting
    Even after treatment, medical costs are still thousands more annually, study finds

  • Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study
    That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

  • Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    Researchers suspect drug may help prevent spread of deadly disease

  • One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds
    Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

  • Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer
    Analysis of 19 studies suggests surgery has an edge in survival, but experts say each case may be different

  • 'Suicide Gene Therapy' Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study
    Patients' cancer cells modified to prompt immune system to attack them, researchers explained

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Possible Alzheimer's Risk
    But experts caution that study doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship between the two

  • Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Monitored Closely
    Most men who chose 'watchful waiting' weren't followed as recommended, study finds

  • Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer
    Vigorous exercise, nutritious diet lower odds for deadly forms of the disease, research suggests

  • Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients
    Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue

  • Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S., Studies Say
    But whether that's good or bad isn't yet clear

  • Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise With Tough-to-Treat Prostate Tumors
    In small study, olaparib targeted gene mutation in men who had failed other therapy, researchers report

  • Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends
    Problems include longer waits, greater need for more care after surgery, and higher costs

  • Men's Health Supplements Don't Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    Research suggests these products won't cut risk of disease spread or death

  • Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy
    Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone

  • Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study
    Men who could be cured of more advanced prostate disease may be diagnosed late, some researchers say

  • Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study

  • Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers
    Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors

  • 'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

  • Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
    But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

  • Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach
    Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance

  • High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk
    In study, patients who ate typical 'Western' fare had more than twice the odds of dying from the disease

  • Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis
    Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say

  • Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
    New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines
    More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend

  • Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study
    Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help

  • Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

  • Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
    Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

  • Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study
    But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

  • New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment
    Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

  • Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors
    Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

  • Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says
    Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings

  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
    Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

  • Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
    Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

  • Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return
    But quitting more than 10 years ago is associated with reduced risk, study says

  • Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
    But it's too early to make blanket recommendation, expert says

  • Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study
    Finds the cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to slower progression of disease

  • Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk
    Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

  • Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?
    Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases

  • Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
    But it's too soon to make any recommendations, and overall risk is low, researcher says

  • Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers
    Study found lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases

  • Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?
    Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
    Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

  • Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds
    They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

  • MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds
    New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

  • Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Small study suggests that alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer

  • Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk
    Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

  • Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years
    American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

  • Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study
    Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

  • Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?
    Men who sleep with plenty of women less likely to develop cancer in the gland, study suggests

  • Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients
    But the overall risk is small, researchers say

  • Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
    Finding only held true when men's sex partners were female, not male, researchers say

  • High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study
    But expert doesn't recommend taking statins to prevent recurrence

  • Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds
    Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

  • DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
    May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

  • New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
    23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

  • Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
    Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

  • Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate Cancer
    They were more likely to develop aggressive disease sooner than white patients, study says

  • New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies

  • Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy
    Men with little knowledge of the disease have trouble deciding on treatment, study finds

  • Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
    Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

  • Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive
    While the prostate screen does seem to save lives, worries about overdiagnosis remain, experts say

  • New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
    Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

  • Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
    Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal

  • Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice
    Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

  • Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer
    Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

  • Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

  • Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.
    Fees have no reflection on quality, researchers say

  • New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Adding generic docetaxel to standard hormonal treatment seems to have benefit, study shows

  • New Drug May Boost Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    Enzalutamide also delays need for chemotherapy, researchers report

  • Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find
    Eating high-fiber carbs, drinking less milk, avoiding diabetes and heart risk factors may help cut risk

  • Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds
    With training, 2 dogs smelled urine samples and detected tumors with nearly 100 percent accuracy

  • Some Prostate Cancer Patients Might Safely Delay Hormonal Therapy: Study
    Even if PSA levels are rising, postponing the treatment may boost quality of life without lowering survival

  • Low Vitamin D Linked to Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study
    Adequate levels may help keep cell growth in check, but researchers say more study needed

  • Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
    European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

  • DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return
    New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

  • Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
    Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment

  • Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
    Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

  • New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study
    'Embolization' limits prostate's blood supply, but experts say more research is needed

  • Newer Radiation Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer More Quickly: Study
    But researchers found less expensive treatment was more likely to lead to urinary complications

  • Surgery May Benefit Younger Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study adds fodder to the operate vs. 'watch and wait' debate

  • Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Might Double Chances of Prostate Cancer
    Risk was highest when men had high or low levels of selenium already in their body

  • Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Study participants hadn't received any treatment with chemotherapy

  • Scientists Explore Effect of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Patients
    Brisk walkers found to have more regularly shaped blood vessels in early study

  • Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought
    Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

  • 'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
    Preliminary study measured levels of melatonin in Icelandic men

  • Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk
    BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
    Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

  • Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer's Return
    Study suggests that getting only general anesthesia raised risk of recurrence

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
    But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

  • Overweight Men May Face Higher Death Risk From Prostate Cancer: Study
    Strongest link seen in patients with more aggressive disease

  • Statin Use Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Death Risk
    Canadian researchers say findings aren't proof, call for more studies

  • History of Prostate Cancer Tied to Higher Odds for Melanoma
    Studies followed thousands of white male health professionals

  • Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive
    'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

  • Study Ties Y Chromosome Variations to Prostate Cancer Risk
    Researchers used Utah population data spanning generations

  • Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds
    Report supports notion of adopting 'wait and see' approach after PSA test, experts say

  • Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer?
    Study found greater increases in use of expensive treatment in practices that owned the equipment

  • Blood Test Shows Promise for Cancer Detection, Study Finds
    Check for early stage lung and prostate malignancies isn't 'perfect', but could prove useful, clinicians say

  • Many Doctors Ignore Guidelines, Order PSA Tests for Elderly Men
    Study found 40 percent of men aged 75 and older were screened, despite expert consensus against it

  • Radiation Therapy Overused in Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Says
    Just one session is needed for effective pain relief, but many men get 10, according to researcher

  • Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study
    Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years

  • Usual 'Hot Flash' Therapies Don't Help Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    Methods that ease the problem in women found ineffective for men receiving hormone treatment

  • Extended Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    Shorter-course treatment as effective for those with intermediate-risk disease, oncologist says

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
    Finding might one day improve rates of overtreatment, undertreatment in men, study says

  • Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?
    Study linked lower rates of recurrence, progression to those who consumed 4 or more cups a day

  • High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection
    Combo of ultrasound and MRI zeroes in on tumors, helping some men avoid biopsy, experts say

  • 'Watch & Wait' OK for Many Low-Grade Prostate Tumors: Study
    Aggressiveness doesn't seem to change over time, researchers say

  • 18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
    Follow-up focused on finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar and hair-loss drug Propecia

  • Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death, Researchers Say
    Diabetic men using the drug had higher survival rates in cancer study

  • Helping Men Resolve Conflicts About Prostate Cancer Screening
    Printed or web-based materials are useful for informed decision-making, study finds

  • Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'
    Many growths are slow to progress and nonlethal, only leading to unnecessary treatment, panel says

  • New Drug May Extend Survival for Some Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study found Xofigo also improved quality of life for those whose cancer had spread to the bones

  • Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study
    Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

  • Number of Nerve Fibers Near Prostate Tumor Tied to Aggressiveness
    Study raises the possibility of a new way to predict prognosis, tailor treatments

  • Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says
    Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern

  • Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey
    Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer screen, despite expert panel's recommendation

  • Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study
    But an expert says findings are inconclusive

  • Many Men Not Told Pros, Cons of PSA Testing, Survey Finds
    Doctors frequently make call on their own on whether to test for prostate cancer

  • 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Not Work for Black Men
    Current recommendations to monitor disease, delay treatment in these men called into question

  • New, Pricey Prostate Cancer Treatments May Be Overused: Study
    More men who have low-risk disease are choosing procedures that may not benefit them, researcher says

  • Tweaking Dietary Fat Mix Might Boost Prostate Cancer Survival
    Men who subbed vegetable oils, avocados, nuts for animal fats fared better in study

  • Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer
    Tumor growth suppressed in lab tests; human trials still needed, study authors say

  • Black Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely to Delay Treatment: Study
    They're also less likely to undergo prostate cancer screening, research shows

  • American Cancer Society Celebrates 100 Years of Progress
    One million cancer deaths avoided since 1990s, group says

  • Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary
    For older patients with hypertension, heart failure, different problems will likely cause death, study finds

  • Newer, Pricier Prostate Cancer Radiation No Better Than Old: Study
    Researchers looked at men who had the therapy after surgery

  • Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
    Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

  • Xofigo Approved for Prostate Cancer
    When disease has spread to the bones

  • Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds
    Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

  • FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Xofigo was fast-tracked for approval and is meant for tumors that have spread to the bones

  • Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer
    Findings from U.S. veterans should raise awareness of chemical warfare's hazards, researcher says

  • Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study
    Men least likely to nod off were most likely to have severe disease, researchers found

  • Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured
    Study found they were more likely to have a higher PSA test score, advanced disease and shorter survival

  • Study Links Timing of ER Visit to Prostate Cancer Survival Odds
    In patients whose disease has spread, weekend admissions tend to have worse outcomes

  • Urologists' Group Issues Updated Guidelines on PSA Test
    Most younger men and those over 70 don't need prostate cancer screening; middle-aged men should talk with their doctor

  • Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese

  • Study Questions Value of PSA Test for Older Men
    Only a third who received abnormal result went on to receive prostate biopsy, experts note

  • Can Selenium Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?
    Study found men with higher levels of mineral were 60 percent less likely to develop disease

  • Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says
    American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening

  • Black Men Often Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Care: Study
    Finding is more evidence of gap in quality of care for the disease, researcher says

  • Intermittent Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer Not the Best
    Long-term study finds that it does not extend life expectancy

  • Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report
    Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

  • More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer
    DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

  • Is Early Baldness in Blacks a Clue to Prostate Cancer?
    Hair loss by age 30 may raise risk, study suggests

  • What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
    Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

  • Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival
    But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

  • Blood Thinners May Boost Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    But it's too early to recommend anticoagulants for this purpose

  • Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
    Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

  • Proscar Won't Boost Prostate Cancer Survival, Study Finds
    Drug does appear to reduce diagnosis of the disease, researchers say

  • Could Duration of Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Be Halved?
    Preliminary research suggests it might be safe to shorten the current 3-year treatment

  • Benefits of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Risk May Vary by Race
    Workouts seem to help white men, but not black men, study finds

  • On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds
    But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

  • Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans
    But they're still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds

  • Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments Similar in Long Run: Study
    Researchers comparing surgery, radiation therapy did find short-term differences in men's sexual, urinary, bowel problems

  • Fried Foods May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says
    But the research doesn't prove a link between the disease and French fries, donuts and the like

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991
    American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

  • Some Complain of Shorter Penis After Prostate Cancer Treatment: Study
    Researchers say doctors should discuss this rare side effect before treatment choices are made

  • Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012
    Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

  • Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds
    Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • Some Cancer Risks Higher in 9/11 Recovery Workers: Study
    Cases of prostate, thyroid, multiple myeloma cancers seen over years

  • Targeted Prostate Cancer Biopsies Might Improve Care: Study
    Combining MRI, ultrasound allows doctors to better spot hidden, often aggressive, tumors

  • Zytiga's Use Expanded for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Decreases body's production of testosterone

  • FDA OKs Expanded Use of Prostate Cancer Drug
    Zytiga shows benefits for treating late-stage disease, agency says

  • New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
    Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

  • Prostate Cancer Websites Often Hard to Understand: Study
    Most sites written for those with a reading level beyond that of the average American

  • Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type
    Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

  • Viagra Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Maintain Sex Lives: Study
    Use of the drug before and after radiation treatments may help men avoid erectile dysfunction

  • Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer
    Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests

  • Post-Op Radiation May Boost Results for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    Approach might work best for younger men and patients whose tumors show signs of spread

  • Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?
    Drinking six cups daily before prostate removal surgery lowered disease-related inflammation levels

  • Antioxidants in Tea, Fruit, Veggies Might Fight Prostate Cancer: Study
    Preliminary research found men who consumed more flavonoids had milder form of the disease

  • Multivitamins May Slightly Lower Men's Cancer Risk: Study
    Researchers found a 'modest' 8 percent reduction

  • Scientists ID 'Genetic Signatures' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Findings may one day help tailor treatment, improve outcomes

  • Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation
    Preliminary research suggests genetic analysis might help men assess their risk

  • Lab Contamination Behind Debunked Link Between Virus, Prostate Cancer
    'XMRV' also once thought to cause chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics
    But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

  • Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors: Study
    Findings highlight need for coordinated care for their unique health needs

  • Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life
    Proscar is indicated for enlarged prostate; study found it had little long-term detrimental effect

  • Newly Approved Imaging Agent Helps Find Prostate Cancer
    But not replacement for actual tissue testing, FDA says

  • Pan-Fried Red Meat May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
    Cooking at high temperatures triggers formation of cancer-causing chemicals, researchers say

  • Taking Breaks From Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Seems Safe: Study
    Trial found no difference in overall survival

  • Scientists Find Links Among Parkinson's, Cancer and Family History
    Utah study looked at prostate cancer, melanoma

  • FDA OKs Drug for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Xtandi extended overall survival by about 5 months compared to placebo

  • Xtandi Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Drug increased survival time for patients who'd failed hormone-based treatments

  • Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care
    Analysis finds black patients less likely to be treated at hospitals with high-volume surgeons

  • Breast Cancer Drug Might Help Men on Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Study found tamoxifen cut some side effects that could discourage men from seeking treatment

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
    Studies showed 57% reduction in death risk with first, no benefit with second

  • PSA Testing Linked to Improved Prostate Cancer Survival
    Analysis of research before and after screening was introduced shows benefits

  • New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study found enzalutamide helped men whose disease had resisted chemo, hormone therapy

  • PSA Test's Overall Benefit Still Unclear: Study
    When harms of overdiagnosis are considered, cancer screen's value drops

  • Screening Debate Typifies Prostate Cancer Uncertainties
    Experts differ, leaving men with no easy answers

  • Advice From a Cancer Veteran: Do What's Best for You
    N.Y. man who opted for radiation says surgery or watchful waiting may be right for others

  • Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements May Pose Risks for Men With Prostate Cancer
    They're used to fight treatment-related bone loss, but supplements may harm, not help, study finds

  • Abandoning PSA Screening Could Cost Lives: Study
    Testing could save 17,000 men from advanced prostate cancer, researcher says

  • Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don't Die From the Disease: Study
    Preventing other chronic illnesses will prolong life even among men with prostate cancer, researchers say

  • Surgery Not Best Option for Early Stage Prostate Cancers: Study
    Researchers found regular monitoring may be just as effective for those with localized disease

  • Expert Panel Suggests PSA Test May Benefit Some Men
    Those with life expectancy of 10 years or more should discuss prostate cancer screen with doctor

  • 18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report
    Most survivable cancers are those diagnosed and treated early, experts say

  • No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies
    Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

  • Study Compares Timing of Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer
    Intermittent use may spare patients side effects, but might also shorten survival

  • Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030
    Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

  • Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people

  • Study Ties Genes to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Prostate Cancer Risk
    Findings may help doctors diagnose and treat these problems, expert says

  • U.S. Advisers Say 'No' to Routine PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer
    Benefits of prostate-specific antigen screening don't outweigh harms, panel contends

  • Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say
    New guidelines on prostate cancer screening don't supersede physician-patient relationship, experts note

  • Do Bald Men Face Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer?
    Study finding is preliminary, and men with full heads of hair may still have equal risk

  • Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer
    Early research includes a vaccine and a high-tech probe to spot signs of disease

  • Statins May Help Prevent Enlarged Prostate: Study
    But the effect was small and it's too early to recommend the drugs for this purpose, experts say

  • Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug May Help at Earlier Stage
    In study, one-third benefited from taking Zytiga plus hormone therapy for 6 months before surgery

  • Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say
    Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

  • Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Often Not Followed: Study
    Many older men still get unnecessary PSA tests, researchers report

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report
    But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

  • Warren Buffett Has Early Stage Prostate Cancer
    81-year-old billionaire's doctors spotted tumor before it had spread, prognosis good

  • Study Casts Doubt on Value of Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Proton radiation treatments may offer little added benefit, more side effects, analysis suggests

  • Baldness Drug May Cause Sexual Side Effects: FDA
    A related compound is prescribed to treat enlarged prostate glands

  • Researchers Find Genes Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Risk for the disease could quadruple for men with certain genetic variants, study shows

  • New Scanning Technology Might Help Guide Prostate Cancer Care
    In mouse study, PSA 'tracer' showed where cancer might spread, but research in humans needed

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin Might Also Help Fight Cancer
    People taking it seemed to fare better when faced with prostate, pancreatic tumors, studies found

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

  • Study Finds PSA Testing Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Risk
    Countering other reports, researchers found the screen reduced mortality rate by 30 percent

  • Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    But researchers can't confirm the procedure directly lowers risk of the disease

  • Older Prostate Cancer Patients Might Be Overtreated: Study
    Men with short life expectancies are put at risk for complications, researchers say

  • Nerve-Sparing Prostate Surgery Helps Men Retain Sexual Function
    Most men left with nerves on both sides of the gland can achieve orgasm, study shows

  • Prostate Size May Be Clue to Severity of Cancer
    In certain cases, smaller gland linked to more aggressive disease, study shows

  • Heart Disease May Be Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer
    Study found men who had the first had 74% higher chance of developing the second

  • Study Compares 3 Common Prostate Cancer Treatments
    Externally administered radiation had more side effects, higher cost than 'seed' radiation or surgery

  • Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
    Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

  • Science Shows How Exercise Might Help in Prostate Cancer
    Activity-induced genetic changes could slow or prevent disease progression, researchers say

  • Experimental Drugs Do Battle Against Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Studies show two new agents improve survival for men whose tumors have spread

  • Drug May Slow Early Prostate Cancer: Study
    Typically used for an enlarged prostate, it could prevent need for aggressive treatment

  • Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients
    Men who listened to Bach with headphones during procedure seemed less stressed, study says

  • Scientists Identify Inherited Prostate Cancer Gene
    Men with the mutation are at 10 to 20 times increased risk of prostate cancer

  • PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Doesn't Save Lives: Study
    But findings are irrelevant, one expert says

  • Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report
    One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

  • Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011
    Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates
    It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

  • Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
    Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

  • Active Surveillance May Benefit Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
    But report says more needs to be known about the long-term outcome of this approach

  • Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients
    But those with a history of heart disease, stroke may be at higher risk, researchers caution

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • Could Women's Use of 'the Pill' Raise Men's Prostate Cancer Risk?
    New finding is highly speculative and doesn't demonstrate cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Extends Life in High-Risk Prostate Cancer
    But, surgery might even improve survival more, expert says

  • Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests Cause Little Anxiety: Study
    But people found to be at low risk for disease by mail-in kits may make poor health decisions, researchers say

  • Extra Vitamin E May Be Associated With Prostate Cancer
    Increase in risk is small, but finding suggests that supplement use can be harmful, researchers say

  • Report: Task Force to Recommend Against PSA Test
    The exam for prostate cancer has been controversial for some time

  • Panel's Rejection of PSA Test Spurs Mixed Reaction From Experts
    Many still stick by the prostate cancer screen, claiming it saves lives

  • Otherwise Healthy Older Men Undertreated for Prostate Cancer: Study
    Yet younger men with other serious health issues may be overtreated for the cancer, research shows

  • U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

  • Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer
    Both face-to-face and Internet counseling improved erectile dysfunction, love lives, study found

  • In Older Men, Prostate Biopsies Can Raise Risk of Hospitalization
    Experts stress procedure is not benign, strong antibiotics should be given beforehand

  • Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats
    Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say

  • New Test Predicts Risk for Impotence After Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Series of questions given prior to treatment could help men decide on type of care, researchers say

  • FDA OKs Bone Drug to Prevent Fracture in Certain Cancer Patients
    Prolia can be used in some cases of prostate cancer and breast cancer

  • Five Genes May Be Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer
    Identifying men with aggressive disease can help customize treatment, researchers say

  • Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects
    Incontinence, impotence often worse than anticipated, study finds

  • Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk
    Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

  • For Some Prostate Cancer Patients, Combo Treatment Improves Survival
    For men at 'intermediate risk,' radiation plus 4 months of hormone therapy improves survival, study finds

  • Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age
    Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

  • Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug
    Provenge, a therapeutic vaccine, extends survival; it costs $93,000 per individual

  • Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix
    But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds

  • Experimental Vaccine Seems to Cure Prostate Cancer in Mice
    Researchers hope to test vaccine in people within five years

  • Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform
    Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

  • Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report
    Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

  • Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer
    Calling for warning labels, FDA says meds shouldn't be given until other urological conditions are ruled out

  • Health Tip: Factors That May Contribute to Prostate Cancer
    A list from the American Cancer Society

  • Jury Still Out on Radiation for Early Prostate Cancer
    There's too little evidence to say it's superior to 'watchful waiting,' study says

  • New Drug Extends Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Zytiga lengthened survival to nearly 15 months, vs. about 11 months for men on placebo, study says

  • Regular Brisk Walks May Protect Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study found those who took them lowered chances of disease progression, death

  • Earlier PSA Test Best Predicts Risk of Dying From Prostate Cancer: Study
    This may cut down on unnecessary screening, researchers say

  • Surgery Viable for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    After removal of their prostate gland, 80% of patients survived 20 years

  • Could Coffee Lower Men's Risk for Prostate Cancer?
    In study, drinking 6 or more cups per day was linked to reduced odds for aggressive disease, but more research needed

  • Prostate Cancer Survival May Be Especially Tough on Gay Men
    Post-treatment quality of life scores worse than for heterosexuals, study finds

  • Smoking Might Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer's Return
    Study found that smokers had steeper rise in blood PSA levels, a harbinger of recurrence

  • PSA Test Could Be Improved to Spot Prostate Cancer
    Preliminary studies point to ways to have the screening benefit more men

  • New Drug Extends Life a Bit in Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Zytiga lengthened survival to 14.8 months, versus 10.9 months for men taking placebo, study says

  • Family Medical History Murky for Many
    Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

  • Aggressive Treatment May Be Beneficial for Early Prostate Cancer
    In men under 65, death risk was lower than for those who chose 'watchful waiting,' study finds

  • Zytiga Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    FDA: Improved patient survival shown in clinical testing

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Study was very small, but some men got quick relief, researchers say

  • Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study
    Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

  • Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study
    High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

  • Parkinson's May Have Links to Certain Cancers, Study Suggests
    Genealogical data shows higher odds for melanoma, prostate cancer

  • Add Cancer to Health Risks of Diabetes: Study
    Colon, rectum, liver cancers increased in people with diabetes, researchers say

  • Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn't Cut Death Rates: Study
    And researchers add that widescale testing is linked to overdiagnosis, overtreatment

  • Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study
    Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

  • Short Course of Hormone Therapy Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival: Study
    Coupled with radiation, six months of treatment improved odds in locally advanced cases, researchers found

  • Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows
    Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

  • Newer Drug May Help Prevent Fracture in Men With Prostate Cancer
    Slightly fewer patients on denosumab experienced 'skeletal events' than those on Zometa, study found

  • PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Dips in Large U.S. Health Network
    Follows 2008 guidelines reporting that aggressive PSA screening had led to harm from unnecessary treatment

  • Rapid Rise in PSA Levels a Poor Predictor of Prostate Cancer: Study
    Measuring changes over time leads to unnecessary biopsies, researchers say

  • Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?
    Researchers say these men may turn out to be candidates for screening, but more study needed

  • PSA Test Cut-off Could Signal Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
    Another study suggests drug for enlarged prostate might also curb tumor progression

  • First Look at Prostate Cancer Genome Yields Insights
    Newly detected DNA changes may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate
    Urologists' group lowers age at which the condition becomes a concern, from 50 to 45

  • Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer
    Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

  • Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
    U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

  • Therapy May Help Cut Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
    Bladder control improves among men with at least year-long problem, study finds

  • Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death
    Study found three hours or more of vigorous activity a week upped patients' long-term survival

  • Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample
    Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

  • Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk
    Long-term, low-dose regimen study shows dramatic findings for many common cancers

  • Scientists Find Protein That May Help Control Prostate Cancer
    Discovery could aid in limiting tumor growth and progression, expert says

  • Medicare Cuts May Have Spurred Drop in Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Use of hormone therapy for low-risk cases fell 40%, study finds

  • FDA Panel Votes Against Drugs Said to Prevent Prostate Cancer
    Experts were concerned about rare risk of aggressive tumors in patients using the meds

  • Study Backs 'Active Surveillance' for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
    But the alternative to immediate treatment isn't for all men, researchers say

  • Medicare Panel Endorses Vaccine for Prostate Cancer Patients
    Provenge extends survival by about four months on average, costs $93,000 per individual

  • Fracture Risk Seen With Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
    Doctors should use androgen deprivation with caution, study says

  • Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study
    In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

  • Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?
    Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

  • Use of Prostate Cancer Treatment Fell When Medicare Paid Docs Less
    Financial incentives influence treatment rates, study finds

  • PSA Test Reduces Risk of Spread if Prostate Cancer Strikes
    Study found screening showed benefit, despite debate about its usefulness

  • Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer
    Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

  • FDA Calls for New Warnings on Some Prostate Cancer Drugs
    Hormonal meds linked to slight increase in risk of heart disease, diabetes

  • Earlier Hospice Care Urged for Terminal Prostate Cancer
    Waiting too late means less benefit for patients, families, experts suggest

  • Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens
    Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

  • Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Decay
    'Virtual bone biopsies' used in study may one day help predict fracture risk, researchers say

  • Gene Variations Appear Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    Screening for these abnormalities might ID men at risk, researchers hope

  • Experimental Test May Spot Prostate Cancer Earlier, More Accurately
    Findings are preliminary, and study authors say it could be years before test is available commercially

  • Surgery a Help for Aggressive Prostate Cancer: Study
    Researchers report radical prostatectomy can extend survival rates

  • Uninsured With Prostate Cancer Diagnosed With More Advanced Disease
    Patients on Medicaid also more likely to have more severe cases, study finds

  • Men With Low PSA at 60 Might Not Need Further Screening
    Odds of developing aggressive prostate cancer, dying from it before 85 very small, study shows

  • Prostate Cancer Screening No Benefit to Older Men With Low PSA Levels
    Further testing, early cancer detection strategies more likely to do harm than good, researchers say

  • Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care
    Some treatments might be less costly short term, but more expensive over time, study finds

  • Testing of Brothers May Boost Family's Prostate Cancer Rates
    Increased diagnostic activity may lead to siblings finding more early stage disease, study suggests

  • Docs Shying Away From Drug That May Prevent Prostate Cancer
    Erroneous fear that finasteride spurs more aggressive tumors has left some physicians wary, research shows

  • Statins, Painkillers May Upset PSA Test Results
    Common medications might affect prostate cancer diagnoses, researchers say

  • Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers
    But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

  • Why Cancer Screening Campaigns Can Backfire
    Emphasizing low rate of prostate testing had unintended effect, study finds

  • Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study
    But FDA-approved Provenge remains very expensive, experts note

  • Most Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Treated Aggressively, Study Shows
    Many would do just as well with watchful waiting, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report
    American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

  • PSA Test Does Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths, Study Finds
    Swedish report adds to controversy over the usefulness of the blood screen

  • Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region
    But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

  • Statins May Lower Rates of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
    But connection needs to be confirmed by future study, researcher says

  • 'Watchful Waiting' Often Best Strategy for Slow-Moving Prostate Cancer
    Surgery, radiation not always ideal for many with low risk disease, researchers find

  • Jevtana Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    When disease continues to worsen after treatment with standard drug

  • Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer
    Does the blood sugar disease help cause malignancy, or just share common risk factors?

  • Studies Suggest New Treatment Paradigms for Ovarian, Prostate Cancers
    Avastin makes inroads against ovarian tumors, radiation boosts survival with locally advanced prostate cancers

  • Black Men at Greater Risk of Aggressive Prostate Tumors: Study
    Expert urges more vigilance starting at age 40 in this group

  • Size of Prostate Tumor Linked to Patients' Weight
    Biggest, and perhaps more aggressive ones, found in heaviest men, study says

  • New Tests for Prostate Cancer Might Bring More Certainty
    Gene-based screens could reduce unnecessary biopsies, worry, researchers say

  • Vitamins Fail to Protect Men Against Bladder Cancer
    Little is known about anticancer benefits of supplements, researchers caution

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Boost Fracture Risk
    Study found treatment hiked hip fractures by 58 percent

  • Value of Monitoring Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Assessed
    'Watchful waiting' may be option for some men, expert suggests

  • Tracking PSA Test Results Over Time Gives Clues to Cancer
    Method may help doctors spot aggressive prostate tumors, researchers say

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Few Side Effects
    And it extends life for men with advanced disease, researchers say

  • Dog Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer in Small Study
    Researchers believe canines have a role to play in disease detection

  • Exercise Boosts Health of Cancer Patients
    Physical activity during and after treatment resulted in less fatigue, greater well-being, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Real 'Smoking Gun' in Prostate Cancer
    Gene fusion may be behind disease, not androgen receptors, study suggests

  • As FDA Eyes Prostate Cancer Drugs, Experts Urge Caution
    Hormonal meds linked to heart risks, but men should not abandon them

  • Prostate Cancer Test a Flop in Study
    Doesn't distinguish aggressive tumors from slow-moving malignancies

  • FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Doctors urged to consider risks of hormone treatment, inform patients

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Gains FDA Approval
    Breakthrough approach lengthens survival, to varying degrees, for men with advanced disease, studies found

  • Provenge Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Helps immune system combat the disease

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine May Get FDA Approval
    Breakthrough approach lengthens survival, to varying degrees, for men with advanced disease, studies found

  • Remedy Needed for Overdiagnosis of Cancers
    New review finds significant number of mammograms, PSA tests spot tumors that don't need treating

  • Weather Might Influence Prostate Cancer
    Cold climate's effect on pollutants may explain why, study suggests

  • Weight Gain, Smoking May Make Prostate Cancer Deadlier
    Men who put on pounds after prostatectomy nearly double odds of recurrence, one study finds

  • New Test May Predict Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness
    Researchers say it can rule out men who don't need treatment

  • Hormone Therapy May Fight Resistant Prostate Cancer
    Experimental treatment offers hope against cancer that returns after castration

  • Prostate Cancer Patients at Higher Risk of Blood Clots
    Dangers were greatest for those on hormone therapy, study found

  • Study Revives Debate on Prostate Drug
    Experts disagree on whether medication cuts cancer risk

  • Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome
    Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

  • Infertility Raises Risk of More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Study found infertile men were 2.6 times more likely to get more dangerous disease

  • Prostate Cancer Radiation Side Effects May Subside With Time
    Ten years later, many men weren't bothered by treatment's effects, study finds

  • Freezing Tumors Shows Promise Against Prostate, Breast Cancer
    Cryotherapy prevented need for surgery in one group, and thwarted recurrence in the other

  • Scientists Find Key to Hormone-Resistant Prostate Tumors
    Discovery in mouse study may someday extend men's lives

  • Doctor's Specialty Often Steers Prostate Cancer Care
    Therapy choice is influenced by physicians' preferences, research suggests

  • New Prostate Cancer Guidelines Aim to Empower the Patient
    Diagnostic test not infallible, can lead to unneeded treatments with unwanted side effects

  • New Drugs, Approaches Offer Hope Against Prostate Cancer
    Experimental medicine shows promise, new test might cut unnecessary biopsies, researchers say

  • New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Unveiled
    American Cancer Society now suggests those with PSA of less than 2.5 be tested every two years

  • Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
    Cholesterol-lowering meds linked to less tumor inflammation, research shows

  • Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks
    Finding may explain higher incidence among blacks than whites

  • Two Surgical Methods Equally Successful for Prostate Cancer
    Comparison study of open and laparoscopic surgery found few differences in outcome

  • Advance Toward Test for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Scientists find gene that drives tumor spread, say it could be target for screening

  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Raises Suicide Risk
    Patients' odds for cardiovascular death also go up after they get the news, study finds

  • Experts Issue Warning on Prostate Hormone Therapy
    People underestimate effect on heart from androgen deprivation, official says

  • New Scan May Help Find Aggressive Prostate Tumors
    Process is among several that use a variation of MRI technology

  • Prostate Cancer Care Varies By Hospital Type
    Private facilities less likely to opt for surgery than county hospitals, research shows

  • Race, Weight May Influence Success of Prostate Surgery
    Among diabetic men undergoing prostatectomy, obese whites have worse outcomes, study finds

  • Genetic Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Found
    Variant could be used to guide treatment, researchers suggest

  • Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers
    Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal
    Risk of cardiovascular event, suicide goes up within a week of getting news, researchers say

  • 'Nanosensors' Spot Early Signs of Cancer
    Blood-based technology could lead to quicker detection and treatment, study says

  • Beer Ingredient Eyed in Prostate Cancer Prevention
    But experiments in rats should not encourage guys to drink up, experts say

  • Coffee, Exercise Fight Prostate Cancer
    Studies show improved survival among men who partake regularly

  • U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop
    Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

  • Hormonal Drugs Cool Hot Flashes From Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Medroxyprogesterone wins out in comparison study

  • Prostate Hormone Therapy May Up Heart Risks
    Experts urge more awareness that long-term use has consequences

  • Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused
    But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

  • Discovery Boosts Boys' Prospects for Post-Cancer Fertility
    Testicular cells could be preserved for later use, study suggests

  • Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings
    Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

  • PSA Reading Could Predict Post-Radiation Survival
    Rising level in prostate cancer patients may call for more treatment, study finds

  • Low Cholesterol May Help Prevent Cancer
    Two studies dispel longstanding fears about possible connection

  • Hormone Therapy Can Help Some With Prostate Cancer
    But often not needed for early-stage patients, long-running study shows

  • American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines
    Group has no plans to rethink testing for breast, prostate tumors, contrary to published report

  • PSA 'Nanotest' May Spot Prostate Cancer's Return After Surgery
    Screen could boost accuracy but is still years away from approval, experts say

  • Impotence, Incontinence Risk Casts Doubt on High-Tech Prostate Surgery
    Marketing is buoying use of the technique, researchers say, but surgeon's experience is key

  • Men Not Being Told Enough About PSA Tests
    Pros, cons of cancer screen not understood, research shows

  • Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study
    Report adds to debate over the value of exercise as a protector for men

  • Studies Find PSA Screening Unreliable
    Men need to know pros, cons to make informed choice about prostate cancer test, experts say

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raises Heart Risks
    Treatment methods should take into account side effects, researchers say

  • For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
    Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

  • Watchful Waiting Works for Older Men With Prostate Cancer
    But experts stress the same does not hold true for patients under 60

  • Getting Closer to the Origins of Prostate Cancer
    Newly discovered stem cell, common STD could help spur tumors, studies find

  • Virus May Drive Some Prostate Cancers
    Testing for XMRV might help spot more aggressive disease, experts say

  • Prostate Cancer Over-Diagnosed: Study
    The result is over-treatment for many men, researchers say

  • Adult Weight Gain Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk
    White men risk more aggressive tumors if pounds mount up in 20s, 30s, study finds

  • Hormone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer Not Always Best
    Study finds treatment raises death risk in those who also have heart disease

  • Obesity Tied to Prostate Cancer Recurrence
    Leads to poor prognosis in both blacks and whites after surgery, study finds

  • Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young
    Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

  • Oral Drug Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases
    But no reduced death risk in patients with localized disease, research shows

  • New Bone-Building Drug Promising Against Prostate Cancer
    Monoclonal antibody denosumab counters effects of hormone therapy, study finds

  • Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
    Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers

  • Most Not Worried by Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Little anxiety noted in survey of men who opt out of aggressive treatment

  • Men Who Have Prostate Cancer Surgery Do Well
    But study didn't determine value of any treatment vs. watchful waiting

  • Combination Therapy Best for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Adding radiation and hormone treatment to brachytherapy improves survival, study shows

  • Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Consumption also appears to undercut effect of cancer-prevention drug

  • Prostate Drug Appears Safer Than Thought
    Finasteride does not cause more aggressive cancer, study contends

  • Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part
    Disparity remains when treatment, socioeconomic factors are the same, study finds

  • New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations
    Olaparib prevents malignant cells from repairing themselves, researchers say

  • Promising Therapy for Prostate Cancer
    Experimental drug beat back inoperable cancer in two patients, study claims

  • Painkillers May Be Good for the Prostate
    Yet medical experts stress that men shouldn't take them with just this in mind

  • Green Tea Component May Slow Prostate Cancer
    Men in small study took capsules equivalent to brewed beverage

  • New Prostate Cancer Biomarker Discovered
    Finding also might apply in other types of cancer, researcher says

  • Longer Hormone Treatment May Improve Prostate Cancer Outlook
    European and U.S. studies find similar results

  • Cancer Diagnosis May Tax Physical, Mental Health
    Treatment, too, affects quality of life, studies show

  • Gene Test Helps Detect Prostate Cancer
    New screen boosts accuracy of standard PSA test, study shows

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
    Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

  • Advanced Prostate Cancer Deadlier in Younger Men
    Patients under 44 were three times more likely to die, study finds

  • An Aid to Tailoring Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Study identifies factors to help decide how aggressive therapy should be

  • Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer
    Diet, exercise may improve endurance in older, overweight cancer survivors, study shows

  • Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
    Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

  • More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
    Risk for incorrect but worrying findings rises 50 percent by the 14th test, study finds

  • Biomarkers May Predict Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer
    Cancer expert is wary of finding, however

  • Vitamin E, Selenium and Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer
    Study found no effect among men with precancerous lesions

  • Some Diet Sodas May Ward Off Kidney Stones
    Other research finds that pomegranate juice could slow prostate cancer

  • Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases
    Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

  • Heart, Bone Problems May Follow Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Men on hormone-lowering therapy may require close monitoring, researchers say

  • Statins Guard Against Prostate Cancer
    Other studies found they also reduced chances of erectile dysfunction

  • Experts Back Away From Annual PSA Test
    Men should have a 'baseline' prostate cancer screen at 40, but yearly PSA may not be necessary, guidelines say

  • Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return
    Study finds vets at higher risk of aggressive recurrence only 8 months after surgery

  • Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets
    Key alterations hold clues to blood, bladder and ovarian malignancies, researchers say

  • A 'Smart Bomb' for Prostate Cancer?
    Tested in mice, new chemo delivery system may increase accuracy, researchers say

  • Science Makes Inroads Against Prostate, Other Cancers
    In studies, an immune boost fights prostate tumors, and better drugs outwit brain, pancreatic malignancies

  • Stress Management Battles Prostate Cancer Anxiety
    Brief counseling before, after surgery eases concern over side effects, study finds

  • Common Industrial Chemicals May Not Boost Cancer Risk
    Use of PFOA, PFOS as additives is already being phased out, experts note

  • New Prostate Cancer Drug May Hold Promise
    Researchers apply for large-scale testing after 'very promising' early results

  • Scientists ID New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer
    Study finds cleaved galectin-3 may serve as treatment target against disease progression

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Guard Against Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Even men genetically predisposed to disease benefit from eating fish, study finds

  • PSA Testing: What Should Men Do?
    Fallout from 2 studies, pro and con, has experts in a quandry

  • 2 Studies Conflict Over Value of Prostate Cancer Screening
    Doctors acknowledge that the PSA test is a far from perfect tool

  • 'Watchful Waiting' Safe With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers
    Study suggests close monitoring offers some men better quality of life

  • 'Male Lumpectomy' May Help Some With Prostate Cancer
    Procedure involves freezing tumor rather than removing entire gland

  • Folic Acid Supplements Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
    But 10-year study also showed having enough folate in diet might offer protection

  • Tests Might Diagnose, Predict Prostate Cancer
    One measures genes in urine, another combines PSA and other risk factors

  • PSA Tests Not Race-Specific, Study Finds
    Contrary to common belief, same threshold works well for black and white men, researchers say

  • Drugs May Help Healthy Men Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
    New guidelines suggest that men discuss use of medicines such as Propecia with their doctor

  • Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
    Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies

  • Many Older Men Won't Benefit from PSA Test
    Screening may prove an unnecessary expense in men 75 or older, researchers say

  • Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger
    Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

  • One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line
    Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

  • Researchers ID Biomarker for Fatal Prostate Cancer
    Men with highest ionized serum calcium 3 times more likely to die, study finds

  • Levels of Circulating Tumor Cells Could Predict Prostate Cancer Outcome
    New method of tracking changes proves better predictor than PSA, study says

  • Urine Test May One Day Predict Prostate Cancer
    Lab results identify component linked to aggressiveness of disease

  • Artificial Light Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk
    But don't turn off electricity, researchers say, just take this into account in energy policies

  • More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
    Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

  • Gene Fusions May Drive Certain Cancers
    Prostate cell findings could reveal targets for future treatments

  • Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not
    Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

  • Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter
    Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

  • Degarelix Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Suppresses testosterone production

  • Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Cuts Prostate Cancer Deaths
    Study confirms effectiveness of widely used approach, experts say

  • Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer
    Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says

  • Selenium, Vitamins E and C Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer
    Large trials fail to confirm suspected benefit

  • Single Men Less Likely to Get Prostate Screens
    This held true even for men with a family history of the disease, researchers say

  • Treatment Options Are Many for Prostate Cancer
    Some doctors say many tumors can be left untreated, depending on man's age

  • Prostate Cancer Stimulates Nerve Growth
    And this phenomenon is tied to more aggressive disease, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time
    But smoking-related cancers continue to rise in some regions of country, report finds

  • Vitamin C, E Supplements Won't Help Prevent Cancer
    Findings follow similar results for the prevention of heart disease

  • Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring
    Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation

  • Gene Screen Might Predict Prostate Cancer
    Such a test would be especially useful for blacks, other high-risk groups

  • Statins Lower Blood Marker for Prostate Cancer
    But it's not clear if the cholesterol-lowering drugs protect against the disease

  • Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients
    Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

  • New Prostates Grown From Single Stem Cell
    Researchers think feat could shed light on how cancer develops

  • Rethinking Prostate Cancer in Older Men
    Research suggests aggressive treatment is viable, even for patients in their late 70s

  • Prostate Meds Not Tied to Increased Hip Fracture Risk
    But long-term effects of hormone-blocking drugs still need review, study finds

  • Obesity, Insulin Level Impact Prostate Cancer Survival
    Heavy men with high output of the hormone had quadruple the death risk, study found

  • Hormone Therapy Not Best for Older Prostate Cancer Patients
    Study found giving it before radiation raised death risk 20% in this group

  • Drug Can Slow Bone Loss in Prostate Cancer Patients
    Hormone-deprivation Rx erodes bone, but meds like Fosamax can help, study shows

  • Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

  • Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging
    Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

  • Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
    Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

  • Painkillers Lower PSA Test Readings
    Could complicate prostate cancer screening process, researchers say

  • Height May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
    But the findings could be pure chance, one expert says

  • Study Links Serum Calcium, Prostate Cancer Death
    High, but still normal, levels triple risk of aggressive disease

  • Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery
    Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells

  • New Imaging Technique Could Spot Early Cancers
    Lasers heat nanotubes, then docs listen for ultrasound waves released showing tumors

  • Surgery Helps With Prostate Cancer, Sometimes
    New study fails to settle question about best treatment for the disease

  • Obese Men Face Twin Threat From Prostate Cancer
    Delayed diagnosis, less successful surgery, pair of studies finds

  • Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets
    But some researchers say the finding fails to establish cause-and-effect

  • New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75
    The hazards outweigh benefits, government task force reports

  • Prostate Cancer Treatment Could Impair Men's Thinking
    Hormone deprivation approach seems to affect memory, concentration, study finds

  • Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live
    U.S. does better than Europe, although American whites do better than blacks, study finds

  • Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes
    Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

  • Hormone Therapy Shows Little Benefit Against Prostate Cancer
    Survival rates no different than 'watchful waiting,' study shows

  • Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis
    Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

  • Lifestyle Changes Affect Cancer Genes
    Healthy diet, exercise and stress-reduction spur healthy alterations in DNA, study finds

  • Radiation May Help When Prostate Cancer Returns
    It halved the death rate and might need to be used more often, researchers say

  • A Health Gift for Men on Father's Day
    Be aware of your prostate cancer risk, experts advise

  • Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Findings could lead to diagnostic urine test for 10% of men with the disease

  • Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar
    Increased expenses for chemotherapy may affect treatment decisions, expert says

  • Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts
    Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

  • Androgen Production Continues in Prostate Cancer Tumors
    Growths are able to maintain significant testosterone levels despite therapy, study finds

  • Type of Tomato Product Determines Power Against Prostate Cancer
    Compound produced during drying works with lycopene to protect against malignancies, study suggests

  • Initiative Links Celebrities to Cancer Research
    Major League Baseball donates $10 million to novel effort

  • Lowering Cholesterol May Also Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
    Statins, which lower cholesterol, also lower PSA levels, a warning sign of disease

  • Radiation Improves Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    But, it may not be for every patient, one expert says

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers
    Study finds slightly elevated chance of bladder, colorectal and lung malignancies

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Trial
    Could help men with metastatic, recurring disease, researchers say

  • Lowering Dietary Fat May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer
    Findings in mouse model hint of new treatment strategies for the disease

  • Genes Play Part in Prostate Cancer Among Races
    Whites at higher risk than Hispanics, but genetics determines who gets it

  • Newer Prostate Cancer Treatment Similar to Traditional Surgery
    But researchers found patients wanted minimally invasive procedure more often, despite drawbacks

  • Biomarker Spots Which Lesions Likely to Progress to Prostate Cancer
    Finding could help men with precancerous lesions avoid unnecessary needle biopsies

  • Complications Found in Proposed Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Efforts to hinder a protein called IGF-1 not entirely successful, studies find

  • Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care
    Expenditures will continue to rise as the population ages, experts say

  • Celebrex Plus Lipitor Could Fight Prostate Cancer
    Combining painkiller with statin slows tumor progression, mouse study suggests

  • Scientists Block Prostate Cancer Cells' Spread
    Fighting inflammation could reduce metastasis, mouse study suggests

  • Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?
    Study suggests a link between less drug therapy and more surgical castration

  • Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer
    Here are tests you should have

  • MRI Can Be Predictor of Post-Treatment Prostate Cancer Spread
    Those having radiation therapy may want to request more aggressive therapy, study finds

  • Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind
    They take their cues from wives' emotional well-being, study suggests

  • Quality of Life an Issue in Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Each therapy has an impact on overall day-to-day living, experts say

  • Tissue-Freezing Technique Effective Against Prostate Cancer
    But more study may still be needed to bring therapy into the mainstream, experts say

  • PSA Test Losing Diagnostic Value, Study Says
    Advances in biopsy techniques rendering prostate cancer screen less useful, but some experts disagree

  • Chemo Break Benefits Some Men With Prostate Cancer
    Findings suggest treatment 'holidays' improve quality of life for patients

  • Web Tool Aids Men in Prostate Decisions
    They had more data but were less likely to get screened than those who used official sites

  • Cancer Death Rates Still Declining
    But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

  • Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
    Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers, American Cancer Society reports

  • Obesity Raises Cancer Risk
    British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

  • Many Prostate Cancers Will Not Need Treatment
    Major study finds most older men will die of other causes

  • More Gene Variations Found That Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
    Some variants increase chances of disease up to 60%, researcher says

  • Experimental Vaccine Halts Prostate Cancer in Mice
    Human trials may start in two years, California researcher says

  • Sex Hormones Don't Seem to Affect Prostate Cancer Risk
    Finding could spur research into other causes of the disease

  • Hormone Therapy Only Helps Some Older Men With Prostate Cancer
    Overall health profile, especially cardiovascular history, is determining factor, study finds

  • Mislabeled Supplement Spurred Prostate Cancer: Report
    Ingredients might have led to aggressive disease in 2 men taking the product

  • Genetic Mutations Boost Prostate Cancer Risk
    These variants plus a family history can increase risk up to tenfold, study suggests

  • Fatherhood Tied to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk
    Findings from large study show a trend, but reasons aren't clear

  • Combo Therapy Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Rates
    Study supports hormone therapy with radiation, finding no raised risk to heart

  • Research Yields Clues to Recurrent Prostate Cancer
    Links between male hormone and a protein could spur tumor's return

  • Aspirin, Hormone Therapy Combo Can Shorten Lives of Prostate Cancer Patients
    First, prescribed to protect the heart, can lead to halting of cancer therapy, report says

  • Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis
    Report finds they're less likely to get screening tests, so have advanced disease

  • Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007
    12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports

  • Breast Cancer Genes Also Raise Men's Risk for Malignancy
    Few men understand the danger from BRCA1/2, researchers say

  • High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk
    U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

  • Gene Variant Tied to More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Men with differing version of tumor suppressor appear at increased risk, researchers say

  • Obesity, Diabetes Linked to Cancers
    Studies find effects on breast, prostate and colorectal tumors

  • Green Tea, Fruit Extracts Touted as Potential Cancer Fighters
    Preliminary research shows promise against colorectal, prostate and oral tumors

  • Experimental Drug Fights Prostate Cancer
    In mice, it attacked disease on multiple fronts, researchers say

  • Radiation Seed Treatment Helps Younger Men Fight Prostate Cancer
    Technique just as effective in patients under 60, study finds

  • Gene Variant Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer in Black Men
    It may also affect other populations, researcher says

  • Better Prostate Cancer Survival for Men Taking Statins
    Study finds 10% improvement with cholesterol drugs

  • High Dose Radiation for Prostate Cancer Won't Raise Sexual Dysfunction
    Technology ups treatment effectiveness without boosting this side effect, study finds

  • Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Won't Affect Sexual Function
    New high-dose technology targets tumor tissue, experts say

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Risks
    But researchers say more study is needed, and the therapy is valuable

  • Surgery Best Bet for Prostate Cancer Survival
    Study finds it outperforming other forms of treatment

  • PSA Testing Still Valuable for Prostate Cancer
    What's key is whether the level of prostate-specific antigen is rising rapidly

  • Prostate Cancer Survival Varies by Season
    Prognosis improves in summer, fall, study finds

  • Study Supports Change to Prostate Cancer Biopsy
    An added measure could boost test's ability to guide treatment

  • 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study
    They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

  • More Prostate Cancers Might Be Prevented
    New data should help reduce incidence of low-grade tumors, experts say

  • Tomato Diet Can't Guarantee Prostate Health: Study
    Lycopene, other nutrients no shield against prostate cancer, researchers say

  • Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates
    Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

  • Barbershop Talks Cut Black Men's Prostate Cancer Risk
    Innovative program is making a difference for this high-risk group, founder says

  • Frequent Prostate Screens Fail to Improve Aggressive Cancer Diagnoses
    2- and 4-year PSA tests equally effective at detecting larger disease, study finds

  • Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Women's Skin Cancer Risk
    Mechanism isn't clear, and new findings don't apply to men

  • Acrylamide Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    Fried, baked food compound poses no threat, major study finds

  • Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention
    Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

  • Molecule May Predict Prostate Cancer's Return
    Protein levels might help decide who needs surgery and who doesn't, experts say

  • Most Asian Men Have Better Prostate Cancer Survival Rates
    Finding could help to govern treatment approaches, study suggests

  • Fused Genes Might Fuel Prostate Tumors
    Specific genes might require specific treatments, researchers say

  • No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA
    The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

  • New Drug Fights Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer
    Hormone-reducing abiraterone can shrink tumors, studies show

  • Prostate Cancer Gene Also Raises Colon Cancer Risk
    It's the first example of DNA spurring more than one cancer type, scientists say

  • Many Men Getting Unnecessary Prostate Cancer Blood Tests
    Patients are often either too young or too old to benefit from PSA screening, study finds

  • Fish Oil Might Slow Prostate Cancer
    Early study with mice suggests a potentially beneficial effect

  • Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Speed Heart Attacks
    Hormome-suppressing therapy linked to cardiac risk in study

  • Ginseng, Flaxseed May Help Cancer Patients
    But another study dampens enthusiasm for the use of shark cartilage against lung tumors

  • Heart Disease Marker May Predict Prostate Cancer's Course
    Patients with higher levels of C-reactive protein fared worse, study found

  • Spike in PSA Blood Level Points to Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness
    Trends over time indicate need for stronger treatments, study shows

  • Botox Could Treat Enlarged Prostate
    It relieves symptoms and shrinks oversized gland, study shows

  • Robotic Procedure Improves Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients
    It leaves fewer stray cancer cells after prostate removal, study shows

  • PSA Test Still Important to Detect Prostate Cancer, Studies Find
    Statins also may help reduce risk of getting the disease

  • Agent Orange Raises Vietnam Vets' Risk of Recurrent Prostate Cancer
    Odds for aggressive tumors highest among black veterans, study found

  • Tomatoes No Magic Bullet For Prostate Cancer
    Lycopene and beta-carotene won't prevent the disease, study finds

  • Heavy Multivitamin Use May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
    Odds rose 32% for men taking more than a pill a day, study found

  • Imaging Technique Could Help Fight Metastatic Cancers
    Docs assessed treatment's success by watching water diffuse through tumors

  • Better Prostate Cancer Test May Be Near
    Blood protein outperforms standard PSA in spotting aggressive tumors, study finds

  • Daily Aspirin May Reduce Cancer Risk
    But the high dose needed brings its own dangers, experts warn

  • PSA May Be Poor Predictor of Lethal Prostate Cancer
    But a U.S. expert challenges new Swedish finding

  • Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer Not for Everyone
    Risks can outweigh benefits, so patient-doctor discussions are needed, new guidelines suggest.

  • Periodic Health Checkups Boost Cancer Screening Rates
    Regular visits tripled likelihood of colon or prostate tests, study finds

  • FDA Panel Backs Prostate Cancer Vaccine
    Studies show it extends life of patients with metastatic disease by several months

  • Obese Men With Prostate Cancer Face Higher Death Risk
    Study finds 2.6-fold increase in chance of dying compared to normal-weight men

  • Poorer Health Care Ups Black Men's Prostate Cancer Risk
    Too often, black males lack insurance or ongoing relationship with doctor, study finds

  • Tea Antioxidant Plus Celebrex May Fight Prostate Cancer
    Combo slows tumor growth, animal study shows

  • Tests May Spot Most Deadly Prostate Cancers
    The screen could also spare many men unnecessary biopsies, researchers say

  • Radiation Seed Therapy Fights Prostate Cancer
    Minimally invasive technique boosts survival, study finds

  • Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High
    Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

  • Prostate Cancer Trial Halted Due to 3 Cases of Leukemia
    Side effect of chemotherapy wasn't completely unexpected, one expert says

  • Genetic 'Signature' Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
    Technique also works for prostate, lung and brain cancer, study says

  • Tomato-Broccoli Combo May Protect Against Prostate Cancer
    Study with rats found the foods eaten together led to tumor reduction

  • Scientists Explore Virus-Prostate Cancer Link
    If proven, research could lead to a vaccine, experts say

  • Prostate Surgery Is Viable Option for Older Men
    No need to withhold the choice for patients in their 70s, research suggests

  • Researchers Unlock Secrets of Anti-Cancer Gene
    Discovery may hold key to future treatments, researchers say

  • Excess Weight Boosts Risk of Death From Prostate Cancer
    The heavier the man, the greater the threat, study finds

  • Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors
    Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

  • Weight Loss May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
    Obesity, on the other hand, boosts odds of more aggressive disease, study finds

  • Generic Proscar Approved
    Treats enlarged prostate

  • Treatment Beats Watchful Waiting for Older Prostate Cancer Patients
    Death rate was 31 percent lower in group that got surgery or radiation, study says

  • Hair-Loss Drug Skews Prostate Cancer Test
    Propecia lowers PSA levels in the blood, study finds

  • Low Cholesterol Lowers Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    But men's overall risk for prostate tumors remains the same, study finds

  • Post-Surgery Radiation Boosts Prostate Cancer Results
    And a second study suggests testosterone replacement may not harm prostate

  • Firefighters at High Risk for Cancer
    Airborne toxins raise their risk over time, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
    Warning signs that you should see a doctor

  • New System Spots At-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
    Predicting tumor recurrence is key to deciding treatment, experts say

  • 'PSA Bounce' After Prostate Cancer Treatment Doesn't Affect Survival
    But, rapidly rising PSA before treatment indicates cancer has likely spread, studies find

  • Two Prostate Cancer Radiotherapies Go Head-to-Head
    Study finds that a radiation treatment called IMRT has fewer side effects

  • Smoking Worsens Prostate Cancer Therapy Side Effects
    Smoking patients had higher rates of gastrointestinal troubles, study found

  • High-Dose Radiation Extends Prostate Cancer Survival
    Long-term hormone therapy may also boost patient outcomes, researchers find

  • PSA Trends Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Findings argue for earlier testing to establish baseline for changes over time

  • 7 Keys to Prostate Cancer Management
    Making informed decisions on care focus of treatment report

  • Obesity Affects Prostate Cancer Screens
    Higher BMI suggests fat decreases amount of circulating PSA, study finds

  • Healthy Cholesterol Levels Could Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
    While research is preliminary, the findings are encouraging, doctors say

  • High-Tech Radiation Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival
    The technique delivers focused, high-powered beams to the tumor site

  • Test Could Spot Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Low levels of AZGP1 point to heightened risk, research shows

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Increase Disease Risk
    Heart disease and diabetes seem to be side effects of treatment, study finds

  • Prostate Biopsy Doesn't Have to Be Painful
    Targeted anesthesia can minimize discomfort, research shows

  • Daily Aspirin Helps Prevent Enlarged Prostate
    Other NSAID painkillers did the same, study found

  • Plastics Chemical Might Promote Breast Cancer
    Scientists spot mechanism allowing bisphenol-A to concentrate in tumor cells

  • Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks
    Findings could lead to new screening for preterm birth, prostate cancer, studies say

  • Prostate Cancer Trial to Focus on Genetics
    L.A.-based study currently seeking patients and their partners

  • Some Prostate Cancers Might be Over-Treated
    Doctors look for indicators that 'watchful waiting' is better

  • First-Ever RNA Drug Targets Prostate Cancer
    The gene-based therapy hits only malignant cells, researchers say

  • Prostate Cancer Cells Have 3-Way Survival Switch
    By inactivating a protein, the disease resists hormone treatment, study finds

  • Obese Men Benefit Less From Radiation for Prostate Cancer
    Finding may help doctors identify those in need of more aggressive therapy, study says

  • Study Questions Choice of Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
    Study found doctor's preference, not disease stage, often dictated this decision

  • Gleevec Halts Spread of Prostate Cancer
    Mouse study showed it cut off tumors' blood supply

  • Dual Treatments Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Drugs plus radionuclide therapy may even cause disease to regress, researchers say

  • 5 States Get Failing Grades on Prostate Cancer 'Report Card'
    Many not doing even the simplest things to encourage men to get tested, coalition says

  • Radiation Therapy Helps Younger Men With Prostate Cancer
    It benefits them just as much as older men, early study shows

  • Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Be Needed in Older Men
    They will often die of some other cause, study suggests

  • A Better Way to Gauge Prostate Cancer Risk?
    Researchers say a multi-factor 'calculator' works better than PSA test

  • High Cholesterol Linked to Prostate Cancer
    Italian researchers find a direct connection, but U.S. experts call for more study

  • Prostate Drug Might Boost Heart Risks
    In mouse study, doxazosin helped induce heart failure

  • Poor Sources Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions
    Biased, inconsistent information does men a disservice, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
    Age and family history are key

  • Chili's Heat Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
    Someday, capsaicin in peppers might help prevent tumor recurrence, researchers say

  • Treating Older Men's Prostate Cancer May Be Wiser Course
    Study argues against the practice of 'watchful waiting'

  • Virus May Have Links to Prostate Cancer
    The pathogen has never been spotted in humans before, researchers say

  • Age Could Alter PSA Readings
    Men under 70 may need different criterion for spotting prostate cancer, study suggests

  • Antioxidant Supplements Don't Protect Against Prostate Cancer
    But vitamin E may be of some help to smokers, study finds

  • High-Risk Black Men Least Likely to Get Prostate Cancer Tests
    Just 25% of U.S. blacks in their 60s undergo PSA blood tests, study finds

  • Poverty Behind Poor Prostate Cancer Outcomes in Black Men
    Study suggests low income and lack of education, not race, shortens survival

  • Fatty Acid May Spur Prostate Cancer Growth
    Balancing omega-6 fatty acids with omega-3s is the prudent course, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Can Green Tea Prevent Cancer?
    FDA says there's no proof

  • Curry Spice Plus Cabbage Compound May Fight Cancer
    Mouse study of prostate tumors suggests real promise from the treatment

  • Obesity Hinders Prostate Cancer Detection
    Finding highlights need for rigorous screening in heavier patients

  • PSA Test Might Not Save Lives
    Study found screening for prostate cancer made no difference in survival rates

  • Prostate Cancer Treatment Causes Bone Loss
    Men treated with hormonal therapy may need bone-boosting meds, too

  • PSA Velocity Test Can Be Skewed by Lifestyle Factors: Study
    They include age, race, dietary and smoking habits, researchers say

  • Enzyme Might Be Culprit in Skin Cancer's Spread
    Helps tumor cells move around body; finding could lead to therapies, experts say

  • Protein Helps Vitamin E Fight Cancer
    TAP might also serve as early marker for prostate tumors

  • Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Risk
    Mutation raises odds in women with strong family history, study finds

  • Gene Discovery Could Broaden Cancer Research
    Rearranged genes may help trigger many malignancies, experts say

  • Prostate Cancer Screening Cuts Death Risk
    Study found those patients who had taken PSA test annually had higher survival rates

  • Radiation After Prostate Cancer Surgery Boosts Survival
    It reduces the chance of tumor recurrence, new study finds

  • Prostate Surgery Safe for Older Men
    Rates of death, complications are low if patient is in good health, study finds

  • Marital Status Affects Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices
    Study found men with spouses more likely to seek radiation for advanced disease

  • No Link Between Diabetes, Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    However, diabetic patients do have poorer survival rates, study finds

  • Blood Test May Spot Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    A reliable screen would help doctors match treatments to individual patients

  • Hormone Therapy May Fight Localized Prostate Cancer
    But experts question whether the study's findings remain relevant

  • Weight Gain May Spur Prostate Cancer
    Obese men progressed faster to disease recurrence, study found

  • Ali Torre Goes to Bat Against Prostate Cancer
    Wife of Yankees manager Joe Torre spearheads new educational campaign

  • Pomegranate Shows Promise Against Prostate Cancer
    It stopped malignancy in cell cultures and mice, but experts remain cautious

  • PSA Still Best Predictor of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
    Study counters recent claims that test might not be effective

  • Novel Test May Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
    It appears to surpass PSA exam, study finds

  • High-Dose Radiation Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
    But it doesn't influence survival rates, a new study finds

  • Study Questions Progress Against Prostate Cancer
    Tougher 'survivability' rates may skew real mortality figures, study suggests

  • Vitamin D and Painkiller Slow Prostate Cancer
    Lab tests show combination stopped malignant cells in their tracks

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Non-Breast Tumors in Men
    BRCA2 mutations up risks for other malignancies, study finds

  • Chemo-Hormone Combo Curtails Toxic Side Effects
    Research with mice offers hope for ovarian, breast and prostate tumors

  • Protein Signals Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Identifying Stat5 may help doctors better target treatment, study says

  • Radiotherapy and Surgery Best for Prostate Cancer
    Survival rates were higher for men who got both therapies, study finds

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise Fight Prostate Cancer
    Study is first to show lifestyle changes battle malignancy

  • Combo Therapy Stalls Return of Prostate Cancer
    Vaccine, hormone treatment seems to delay recurrence, study finds

  • Could Suspended Animation Combat Cancer?
    'Cellular senescence' might be used to put tumors to sleep, research suggests

  • PSA Changes Over Time Predict Prostate Cancer Risk
    Doctors may need to stop focusing on single test results, studies suggest

  • Early Prostate Screening May Save Lives
    PSA blood test cuts risk of aggressive cancer by 35 percent, study found

  • PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer Is Tricky
    Study finds no clear-cut reading determines presence of disease

  • Sunlight Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk
    But it raises skin cancer odds, so experts don't advise sunbathing

  • Delay in Radiation Therapy No Risk to Prostate Cancer Patients
    Treatment delays are quite common, new study notes

  • Protein Measures Prostate Cancer's Severity
    A blood test could help doctors decide for or against surgery

  • Simple Model Predicts Prostate Cancer Type
    It could help doctors design patient-tailored treaments

  • Health Tip: Preventing Prostate Cancer
    Begin by improving your diet

  • Loving Partners Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer
    Relationships enhance patient's quality of life, study finds

  • Drug Helps Target Prostate Biopsies
    It may spare men repeat procedures, researchers say

  • Still Room for Improvement in Cancer Care
    Five-year study shows wide range when it comes to following treatment guidelines

  • Existing Drugs May Protect Against Certain Cancers
    Some show promise in preventing prostate, endometrial and breast cancers

  • Exercise Boosts Prostate Health
    Active men cut risk for advanced cancer by 70 percent, study finds

  • Study: Surgery Best for Prostate Cancer
    But experts say this decision is best made by patient and his doctor

  • Online Tool Checks Need for Cancer Screening
    Cancer Society's 'Great American Health Check' launched this week

  • Stars Light the Way to Cancer Screening
    Celebrity-driven campaigns spurring rise in colon, breast, prostate exams

  • Prospects Good for Men With Low-Grade Prostate Cancer
    Study finds stable mortality rates 15 years after diagnosis

  • Plastics Compound May Cause Prostate Abnormalities
    Mouse study implicates bisphenol A, found in food-storage containers

  • Green Tea Prevents Prostate Cancer in High-Risk Men
    Researchers believe beverage's catechins have powerful antioxidant properties

  • Statins May Halve Advanced Prostate Cancer Risk
    Study hints at potential promise of cholesterol-busting drugs

  • Tissue Scan May Improve Prostate Cancer Treatment
    It beat standard lab biopsy in helping doctors predict course of disease

  • Tamoxifen Eases Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    Adding the drug cut down on breast enlargement and breast pain

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Make Rectal Cancer More Likely
    Overall risk for rectal tumors remains low, however

  • Study: Partial Prostate Cancer Freeze Therapy Effective
    But others worry the technique will miss some malignant tissue

  • Healthy Change, Early Screening Can Cut Cancer Rates
    Cancer Society report finds some successes, many challenges

  • Race, Marriage Influence Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Both help men decide whether to opt for surgery or radiation, study suggests

  • Gene-Diet Link May Shield Some Men From Prostate Cancer
    Antioxidants from food especially helpful in 25% of men, study suggests

  • PSA Test Plus Digital Exam Best at Spotting Prostate Cancer
    One screen detects what the other may miss, study suggests

  • Treatment Options Increasing for Prostate Cancer
    But reliable screening procedures remain elusive, panel of experts says

  • Radiation 'Seed Therapy' Beating Prostate Cancer
    Study finds it equals or excels traditional surgery in curing disease

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    Method of attack could be used against other tumors, researchers say

  • Celebrex Bests Vioxx as Potential Cancer Fighter
    Despite cardiovascular risks, painkiller appears to block key protein for cancer cell replication

  • Prostate Cancer Therapy May Affect Mental Function
    And a second study suggests a tumor-preventing drug saves men's lives

  • Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe
    Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

  • New Vaccine Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival
    Trial shows immune therapy offers hope to men whose disease has spread

  • Extra Weight Skews PSA Scores
    High BMI means prostate cancer screen can miss early stages of disease, study says

  • Hormone Therapy Has Drawbacks for Men as Well
    Prostate cancer patients on androgen-deprivation therapy had increased risk of bone breaks

  • Curtailing Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Radiation
    More thorough imaging reduces erectile dysfunction in patients

  • Osteoporosis a Risk in Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Often overlooked in men receiving hormone therapy

  • Green Tea Seems to Stem Spread of Prostate Cancer
    Polyphenols control proliferation of malignant cells

  • Genetic Interplay Controls Prostate Cancer Growth
    A complex picture of three key genes emerges from a mouse study

  • New Clue to Prostate Cancer May Improve Treatment
    Better targeting of hormone receptor could stop spread of disease

  • Breast Cancer Genes Tied to Other Malignancies
    But risk of pancreatic, prostate, stomach cancer still low, study finds

  • Experts: PSA Test Still Valuable for Prostate Cancer Screening
    Research under way to enhance the exam's usefulness

  • Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors
    Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

  • Taking Measure of Prostate Cancer Care
    Study will examine treatment satisfaction among patients and their spouses

  • Testosterone Tied to Memory
    Prostate cancer patients who were deprived of it forgot things faster than healthy men

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Do Double Duty
    Toremifene shows promise against prostate cancer, researchers report

  • New Drugs Slow Metastatic Prostate Cancer
    Modest survival benefit in men whose disease has spread

  • Treatment Delay for Prostate Cancer Doesn't Hurt Outcome
    Those who had to wait up to three months for radiation no worse off, study finds

  • Red Wine Stems Prostate Cancer
    Daily glass cuts risk in half, study finds

  • Elderly Black Men Not Getting Prostate Cancer Screens
    Only 50 percent as likely to be tested as white counterparts, study finds

  • Herbal Supplement Might Prevent Prostate Cancer
    Study will test Zyflamend to see if it stops disease development

  • Report Urges More Prostate Cancer Research
    Seeks better treatment, coordination among specialists

  • Winning Battles in the Prostate Cancer War
    Early detection is key to combating the disease

  • Impotence Common After Radiation, Surgery on Prostate
    Major side effects of either procedure linger after 5 years

  • The Deadly Cancer Men Don't Like to Discuss
    Early detection is key to battling prostate cancer

  • Doubts Cast on Common Prostate Cancer Test
    High PSA readings may not indicate a tumor, study says

  • Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Continue to Climb
    New treatments lift rates for all patients to nearly 97 percent, experts say

  • New Clues About Prostate Cancer
    Mice without tumor suppressor gene develop condition similar to early stage disease

  • New Compounds Fight Malaria, Prostate Cancer
    Agents that mimic Chinese herbal remedy kill parasites, cancer cells

  • Protein Prompts Spread of Prostate Cancer
    Treatments that block hepsin might slow cancer

  • Short Course of Hormone Therapy Boosts Odds With Prostate Cancer
    Six months was enough to improve survival rates while reducing side effects

  • Protein May Be Key to Prostate Cancer
    Stat5 a new target in more aggressive tumors

  • Fast-Rising PSA Levels Signal Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Increases of more than two points in year before diagnosis spelled trouble