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2012-05-07 19:53:55

Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer can be beneficial in reducing metastatic cancer and deaths and should not be abandoned, states an article published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The United States Preventive Services Task Force, which last issued prostate screening guidelines in 2008, recently issued a draft recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for men of all ages. However, the American Cancer Society and the American...

2012-05-01 09:36:24

A new analysis suggests the benefits of mammography screening every other year outweigh the potential harms for women aged 40 to 49 who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer -- a finding that could affect one out of every five American women. The researchers also found greater harms from screening done with digital mammography compared to film mammography. These findings, with contributions from three national research groups, are published in the May 1 issue of Annals of...

2012-04-30 05:26:42

Despite recommendations in 2008 from the United States Preventive Services Task Force against testing for prostate cancer in men aged 75 years or older, almost half of men in that age group continue to get screening tests. In 2005, before the recommendations were released, 43 percent of men age 75 and above elected to take the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. In August 2008, the Task Force stated it "recommends against the service," arguing "there is moderate or high certainty the...

2012-04-03 05:32:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that men with prostate cancer may be able to reduce the growth rate of cancer with the help of a commonly prescribed diabetes medication known as metformin. Although metformin is most commonly prescribed to treat diabetes, previous studies have shown that it is capable of slowing down cancerous cells in patients with prostate cancer. Anthony M. Joshua and colleagues, of Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario,...

2012-03-16 05:44:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. An 11 year study looked at death in men whom prostate cancer was diagnosed pre death and post death. The study consisted of 182,160 men between the ages of 50 and 74 years at the start of the study, with a predefined core age group of 162,388 men 55 to 69 years of age. The trial was conducted in eight European countries. Men who were randomly assigned to the screening group were...

2011-12-08 23:46:37

Urges further research to clarify management strategies An independent panel convened this week by the National Institutes of Health has concluded that many men with localized, low-risk prostate cancer should be closely monitored, permitting treatment to be delayed until warranted by disease progression. However, monitoring strategies–such as active surveillance–have not been uniformly studied and available data do not yet point to clear follow-up protocols. The panel...

2011-09-19 22:34:53

Routine screening for depression in primary care patients has not been shown to be beneficial or an effective use of scarce health care resources, which would be better focused on providing more consistent treatment of people with depression, concludes an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj111035.pdf. Screening for depression by primary care providers is recommended in the United States and Canada if there are...


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