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2010-02-10 13:23:01

Officials at the American Psychiatric Association are proposing major changes to its diagnostic bible, the manual that doctors, insurers and scientists use in deciding what is officially a mental disorder and what symptoms to treat.

2009-09-17 13:04:23

More conservative treatment, or watchful waiting of localized prostate cancer may be why outcomes have improved, U.S researchers said. Grace L.

2009-09-16 07:50:32

A comparison of outcomes of different eras of conservative treatment for localized prostate cancer indicates that overall and prostate cancer-specific survival rates are higher for men diagnosed from 1992 through 2002 compared to men diagnosed in the 1970s and 1980s, according to a study in the September 16 issue of JAMA.

2009-08-11 16:20:15

A public survey conducted in Europe found that the vast majority of people overestimate the life-saving benefits of breast and prostate cancer screening, according to a new study published online August 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

2009-06-29 11:30:00

The July issue of European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, features an editorial by Lars Holmberg comparing the results from the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) with the results from the Prostate

2009-06-29 08:34:16

The recent release of two large randomized trials suggests that if there is a benefit of screening, it is, at best, small, says a new report in CA

2009-05-29 15:39:00

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said that the American Cancer Society's claim of "progress in cancer fight" earlier this week was based on "selective culling of statistics and ignores the dismal truth that we have made very little progress on the most lethal cancers, including lung cancer, which causes one in every two cancer deaths, or in metastatic cancer of any kind." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) LCA President &...

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2009-04-27 11:33:40

The debate continues as an influential group of doctors relax the call for annual prostate cancer screening for men over the age of 50.


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