Latest Prostate-specific antigen Stories

2012-01-25 14:36:32

BIDMC prostate cancer specialist says current screening system may cause more harm than good Physicians advising men whether to be screened for prostate cancer with a PSA test must rely more on available evidence when recommending screening, biopsies and treatments rather than long held beliefs that PSA-based testing is beneficial for all, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center prostate expert Marc B. Garnick, MD, says. Writing in the February edition of Scientific American, Garnick...

2012-01-24 11:31:00

For men diagnosed with low-risk, localized prostate cancer, being treated with the drug dutasteride ("Avodart") delays disease progression and initiating active treatment, and also reduces anxiety, show the results of a three-year international clinical trial led by Dr. Neil Fleshner, Head of the Division of Urology, University Health Network (UHN). The findings are published online today in The Lancet. "The results prove that using active surveillance plus dutasteride is a viable, safe...

2012-01-11 06:37:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire)- New research from Washington University School of Medicine indicates that a screening for prostate cancer may be one thing you can scratch off your to-do list. A major U.S. study of more than 76,000 men indicates that although more tumors are found with screenings, these tumors are slow-growing and unlikely to lead to death. The study's lead investigator, Gerald Andriole M.D., is quoted as saying, "We need to modify our current practices and stop screening elderly men...

Regular Prostate Screenings Won't Reduce Cancer-Related Death Risk
2012-01-07 06:30:48

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have discovered new evidence suggesting that obtaining an annual prostate cancer screening does not reduce mortality rate associated with the disease in older men. The study, which was published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) on Friday, looked at approximately 76,000 men between the ages of 55 and 74 participating in the Prostate, Lung, Cancer, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO)...

2011-12-30 20:30:00

OhioHealth provides list of check-ups men and women should be having on a yearly or even monthly basis Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Because health screenings are important, OhioHealth is providing a check list for 2012. It´s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked, women need to have a mammogram, and eventually men should schedule a prostate exam. Men and women are often unsure of how often to have screenings and what age to begin. Since a new year means a fresh...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'