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Latest Prostate cancer screening Stories

2013-08-15 11:55:34

A long-term follow-up to a groundbreaking study led by the director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center confirms that a drug shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by more than a third has no impact on lifespan but further reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Reducing the risk of prostate tumors by about 30 percent - and low-grade tumors by 43 percent - means thousands of men can avoid a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments that significantly affect quality of life, said Ian...

2013-07-31 12:27:40

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued a draft recommendation in favor of CT screening for those at high risk of lung cancer. For this context, risk is assessed based on age and smoking history: "Based on evidence from clinical trials and modeling studies, a reasonable balance of benefits and harms is obtained by screening healthy persons with a 30 pack-year or more history of smoking who are ages...

2013-07-30 11:08:46

Both web-based and print-based decision aids appear to improve patients' informed decision making about prostate cancer screening up to 13 months later, but does not appear to affect actual screening rates, according to a study by Kathryn L. Taylor, Ph.D., of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and colleagues. A total of 1,893 men participated in the study, with 628 men randomly given a print-decision aid, 625 men used a web-based interactive decision aid, and 626 men received usual...

2013-07-30 10:41:25

Men who decide to be screened for prostate cancer and those who forgo PSA screening stick with their decisions after receiving materials explaining the risks and benefits of the test. The decision aids greatly increased their knowledge about screening and reduced their conflict about what to do, but did not have an impact on their screening decision when measured a year later. That's the finding of a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine that examined both web-based and...

2013-07-29 16:26:10

USPSTF to recommend screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans. ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prevent Cancer Foundation has been heavily involved in advocacy coalition efforts to get the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to recommend screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with high-quality annual low-dose CT scans. Implementing this screening according to guidelines can prevent a...

2013-07-10 10:17:07

Among men who had undergone radical prostatectomy, daily consumption of a beverage powder supplement containing soy protein isolate for 2 years did not reduce or delay development of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer compared to men who received placebo, according to a study in the July 10 issue of JAMA. "Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy and the second most frequent cause of male cancer death in the United States and other Western countries but is far...

2013-07-09 23:28:38

Dr. Gary addressed a meeting of the Us TOO prostate cancer support group in Sierra Vista, AZ via Skype on June 28, 2013, discussing emotional self-care and communications. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Dr. Gary addressed a meeting of the Us TOO prostate cancer support group in Sierra Vista, AZ via Skype on June 28, 2013. A specialist in the emotional impact of chronic and catastrophic illnesses, Gary McClain, PhD, developed JustGotDiagnosed.com to address a serious need he saw...

2013-07-09 23:02:45

Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. In October 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an...

2013-06-25 20:21:58

Adds To Growing Body of Evidence Supporting Integration of Lung Cancer Screening into Public Health WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) applauded a long awaited cost-benefit analysis, presented at a meeting of the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors and National Cancer Advisory Board, which concluded that a CT lung cancer screening program based on NCI's lung cancer screening trial meets generally accepted...

2013-06-25 19:22:05

A Johns Hopkins study of more than 1,800 men ages 52 to 62 suggests that African-Americans diagnosed with very-low-risk prostate cancers are much more likely than white men to actually have aggressive disease that goes unrecognized with current diagnostic approaches. Although prior studies have found it safe to delay treatment and monitor some presumably slow-growing or low-risk prostate cancers, such "active surveillance" (AS) does not appear to be a good idea for black men, the study...