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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...

2011-09-16 11:30:30

USC researchers target gene common among African-American men A study led by University of Southern California (USC) epidemiologists suggests that a high intake of calcium causes prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral. "High dietary intake of calcium has long been linked to prostate cancer and this study suggests that these associations are likely to be causal," said Sue Ann Ingles, Dr.P.H., associate professor of preventive medicine...

2011-07-08 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, with the help of advocates across the country, has successfully preserved critical funding for prostate cancer research. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL) offered an amendment on the House floor that was unanimously approved to transfer an additional $16 million to the $64 million originally stated for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). (Logo:...


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