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2013-04-09 11:39:10

Shared-decision making, clear patient preference recommended before PSA testing Men between the ages of 50 and 69 should discuss the limited benefits and substantial harms of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test with their doctor before undergoing screening for prostate cancer, according to new recommendations issued today by the American College of Physicians (ACP). "Screening for Prostate Cancer: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians" appears in the April 9...

2013-04-05 13:04:52

Non-invasive 'liquid biopsies' can find metastatic or recurrent prostate cancer, in a low cost assay suitable for most healthcare systems, finds research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Medicine. Genomic signatures of prostate cancer, isolated from plasma DNA, display abnormal copy numbers of specific areas of chromosomes. It is even possible to separate out patients who develop resistance against hormone deprivation therapy, which is the most common form of treatment...

2013-04-04 12:16:56

Despite menopause-like side effects, continuous hormone treatment is superior to intermittent therapy A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine recommends a dramatic shift in the way doctors treat metastatic prostate cancer. "These results have changed the way I treat patients," said Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and senior author on the international...

2013-03-18 20:59:04

The digital rectal exam is an important screening test that can discover prostate cancer that a prostate-specific antigen or PSA test may not, despite the higher sensitivity of the PSA test, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The digital rectal examination is a procedure where a physician feels the surface of the prostate with a gloved finger. The doctor is able to feel any lumps or hard areas on the prostate. A PSA test checks for levels of prostate-specific...

2013-03-18 11:12:57

Men who participate in biennial PSA based screening have a lower risk of being diagnosed as well as dying from prostate cancer up to 9 years after their last PSA test, according to the results of a new study to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan A joint Swedish-UK study aimed to examined the risk of developing prostate cancer after last invitation to screening. This investigation follows up on previous publication from the Göteborg randomized screening trial...

2013-03-18 11:08:57

A genetic score based on PCa risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is an independent predictor of prostate biopsy outcomes, suggest the results of a new study conducted by a group from the Department of Urology Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The authors, who relate their findings to the male population in China, also suggest that this score can improve predictive performance of existing clinical variables, especially for patients with a total PSA...

2013-02-26 16:22:53

First Study Ever to Analyze 25 years of Data after Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The March 2013 issue of The Journal of Urology, the official journal of The American Urological Association, includes a study conducted by four physicians from Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (RCOG), a Vantage Oncology affiliate. This study, 25 Year Disease Free Survival Rate after Irradiation of Prostate Cancer Calculated with the Prostate...

2013-02-09 08:20:22

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, February 16, 2013, top prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, will conduct free prostate cancer screenings at the Chian Federation, 4401 Broadway in Astoria, New York 11103. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests and digital rectal exams (DRE) will be available at no charge from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, men are asked to register at http://davidsamadi.eventbrite.com or call 718-204-2550. (Photo:...

2013-01-22 08:31:22

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all robots are created equal, particularly when it comes to prostate cancer, says world-renowned prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi. Specializing in minimally invasive da Vinci robotic prostatectomy surgery, Dr. Samadi is not only Vice Chairman, Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center; he is also Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/NY45644 ) Robots are...

2013-01-16 12:27:46

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representing the interests of the 240,000 American men who are at risk each year for a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and the over 2 million men living today who have been diagnosed with this deadly form of cancer, the members of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable have updated their shared, national policy agenda which will act as the basis for discussions with policy makers starting in 2013. "This policy agenda is the result of a very...