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2012-12-18 14:19:05

Researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have identified an enzyme specifically linked to aggressive prostate cancer, and have also developed a compound that inhibits the ability of this molecule to promote the metastatic spread of the cancer. Their study, published in the Dec. 18 online edition of Molecular Cancer Research, is the first to link the enzyme PRSS3 to prostate cancer. "This molecule is a protease, which means it digests other molecules. Our data suggests PRSS3...

2012-04-09 21:46:42

Discovery of inherited-genetic variations may help assess a patient's risk of life-threatening disease before it strikes An international research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators have discovered two inherited-genetic deletions in the human genome linked to development of aggressive prostate cancer. The findings, published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicate a man's risk of developing prostate cancer either triples or...

2011-04-25 16:04:52

Conversely, high percentage of trans-fatty acids linked with lower risk The largest study ever to examine the association of dietary fats and prostate cancer risk has found what's good for the heart may not be good for the prostate. Analyzing data from a nationwide study involving more than 3,400 men, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that men with the highest blood percentages of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, an inflammation-lowering omega-3 fatty acid commonly...

2010-09-27 17:28:49

In one of the first studies to focus exclusively on the outcomes after treatment for patients with high-risk prostate cancer,(http://www.mayoclinic.org/prostate-cancer/) researchers have found that surgery provides high survival rates. Collaborating researchers at Mayo Clinic and Fox Chase Cancer Center (http://www.fccc.edu/) in Philadelphia discovered that patients with the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer who had radical prostatectomy procedures had a 10-year cancer-specific...

2010-01-11 16:48:13

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues have identified the first genetic variant associated with aggressive prostate cancer, proving the concept that genetic information may one day be used in combination with other factors to guide treatment decisions. The research will be reported online next week (Jan. 11-15) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This finding addresses one of the most important clinical questions of prostate cancer...

2009-09-10 05:54:24

A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers has found a strong association between the common sexually transmitted infection, Trichomonas vaginalis, and risk of advanced and lethal prostate cancer in men. The study appears online on September 9, 2009, on the Journal of the National Cancer Institute website and will appear in a later print edition. "Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in western countries, and the second...

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2009-02-11 14:00:34

Researchers have made initial progress toward the development of a urine test that detects prostate cancer, according to a new report released Wednesday by the British journal Nature. The test is designed to detect a chemical called sarcosine, which can be found in high levels in the urine of men with aggressive prostate cancer. The researchers found that sarcosine concentrations were high in 79 percent of samples with metastatic prostate cancer, and in 42 percent of the samples of...


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