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Task Force Says PSA Screenings For Some Men Not Needed
2011-10-07 10:34:27

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the same group that told women in their 40s that they didn´t need mammograms, is now recommending that middle-aged men skip routine screening for prostate cancer, saying the PSA blood tests that check for the disease do more harm than good. The government panel recommends that healthy men should no longer receive the PSA tests as part of routine cancer screening. Its recommendations, made public today, will be officially issued next...

2011-10-05 14:33:00

Fox Chase Researchers Develop a New Tool That Helps Identify Prostate Cancer Patients with the Highest Risk of Death After a prostate cancer patient receives radiation treatment, his doctor carefully monitors the amount of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, in his blood. An increase in PSA, called biochemical failure, is the first detectable sign of the cancer's return to the prostate. Fox Chase Cancer Center researcher have found that the time between the last radiation treatment and...

2011-09-26 11:19:05

Quality of life can be significantly improved Inhibiting a protein involved in bone metabolism can delay the onset of the bone metastases which are common in men with a particular form of prostate cancer, a researcher will tell the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress today (Sunday). Professor Stéphane Oudard, Head of the Oncology Department at the Georges Pompidou Hospital, Paris, France, says that his team's research on the effects of the monoclonal antibody...


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