Study links progenitor cells to age-related prostate growth

The prostates of older mice contain more luminal progenitor cells—cells capable of generating new prostate tissue—than the prostates of younger mice, UCLA researchers have discovered. The observation, published in Cell Reports, helps explain why, as people age, the prostate tends to grow, leading to an increased risk for prostate cancer and other conditions. “Understanding what’s causing the prostate to grow […]

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Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may lead to a better understanding of the relationship between […]

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Prostate cancer: The major symptoms in your bladder and urinary habits to look out for

Prostate cancer is extremely common and the causes are unknown. The cancer is formed in the prostate, which is a small gland found in the pelvis of men. It is located between the penis and the bladder and surrounds the urethra. Some types of cancer grow slowly in the prostate and as it’s initially confined to that area, may not […]

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Scientist identifies gene responsible for spread of prostate cancer

A Rutgers study has found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumors indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread, suggesting that targeting this gene can help patients live longer. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Communications, identified the NSD2 gene through a computer algorithm developed to determine which cancer genes that spread […]

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These four symptoms indicate prostate cancer

What are the symptoms that indicate a change in the prostate? Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Every year, around 60,000 new cases occur. According to information of the German cancer society every fourth Tumor in men develops in the prostate. Approximately 10 percent of the cases end fatally. Thus, the prostate cancer, together with lung and […]

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New jab may be a game changer for prostate cancer patients

New jab may be a game changer for thousands of prostate cancer patients Scientists at King’s College London invent new jab to fight prostate cancer cells They will create a man-made version of a naturally occurring protein called IL-15 They aim to start a trial involving 20 men with advanced prostate cancer at Guy’s Hospital in London next year A […]

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Men with prostate cancer willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid side effects

Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men but in many cases it is a […]

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Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate CA

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — A new clinical guideline for early-stage prostate cancer supports the use of shortened courses of radiation therapy, according to an article published in Practical Radiation Oncology. Scott C. Morgan, M.D., from the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to develop recommendations regarding moderately hypofractionated (240-340 cGy per fraction) and […]

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