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2009-11-06 13:59:34

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that some elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men may be caused by a hormone normally occurring in the body, and are not necessarily a predictor of the need for a prostate biopsy. Elevated levels of PSA have traditionally been seen as a potential sign of prostate cancer, leading to the widespread use of PSA testing. However, the researchers found that parathyroid...

2009-02-16 00:45:43

U.S. researchers have identified an accurate biomarker for fatal prostate cancer -- high levels of ionized serum calcium. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, confirmed earlier findings that men who have too much calcium in their bloodstreams subsequently have an increased risk of fatal prostate cancer. Scientists have known for many years that most prostate cancers are slow-growing and that many men will die with, rather than of, their prostate cancer,...

2009-02-13 13:57:33

New research findings out of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin may help provide some direction for men diagnosed with prostate cancer about whether their cancer is likely to be life-threatening. In a study that appears in the February issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers confirmed their earlier findings that men who have too much calcium in their bloodstreams...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'