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Latest Prostate-specific antigen Stories

2013-01-15 12:25:16

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurements taken over time of prostate specific antigen, the most commonly used screening test for prostate cancer in men, improve the accuracy of aggressive prostate cancer detection when compared to a single measurement of PSA, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the British Journal of Urology International. The retrospective study examined the electronic health records of nearly 220,000 men ages 45 and older over a...

2012-12-25 05:01:54

New market research report “Tumor Markers: Innovative Technologies and Emerging Business Opportunities” worked out by Venture Planning Group (VPG) has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, further development of the tumor marker market will be spurred by the technological advancements in tumor diagnostics and treatment and introduction of new antigens. London, UK (PRWEB) December 24, 2012 Tumor markers form one of the most important segments...

2012-12-14 08:24:51

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the volume of prostate cancer tests and treatments, experts and their patients are continually challenged to predict the disease's course and apply the most appropriate treatment. Now, two new diagnostic innovations - the PCA3 urine test and a more targeted prostate biopsy technique - could refine the way doctors diagnose prostate cancer and, subsequently, the way patients elect to treat it. (Photo:...

2012-12-05 12:25:10

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave men a free pass on their annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Many prostate cancer treatment experts, including robotic surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, worry that pass could cost some men their lives. In the November Health Radar newsletter published by NewsmaxHealth, Dr. Samadi called the USPSTF recommendations "irresponsible" and detailed his conservative and thorough...

2012-11-09 12:25:52

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Men are presented with many options when it comes to protecting their prostates. From the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, to active surveillance, to prostate cancer treatments, decisions abound. Those who are diagnosed with prostate cancer - typically through a PSA test, digital rectal exam (DRE), and prostate biopsy - must then decide whether or not to act. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121109/NY09663 ) David Samadi, MD,...

2012-11-02 14:52:12

With active surveillance many men with prostate cancer could dispense with radiation treatment and surgery, and thus avoid adverse effects such as incontinence and impotence. This is the outcome of a study of almost 1,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The introduction of PSA tests, which are used to screen for prostate cancer, offers early tumor detection, reducing mortality rates. At the same time, prostate cancer is...

2012-10-24 07:30:45

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter's just around the corner, but colder temps are no excuse for hibernating or storing extra fat. Unlike our grizzly counterparts, big bellied men are actually carrying around some pretty "big" health concerns. "As your waistline grows, so do the risks," cautions prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, who has successfully performed more than 4,000 SMART robotic prostate removal surgeries, many on overweight men. (Photo:...

2012-09-28 10:23:19

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned Mount Sinai robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, devotes much of his time to prostate cancer education domestically and internationally. "My SMART robotic prostate removal surgery saves lives, but what men really want to know is how to prevent prostate cancer in the first place," shares Dr. Samadi. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120928/NY82860 ) More than 240,000 U.S. men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each...

2012-09-19 02:29:48

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Florida urologist questions the ethics as well as the place of the scientifically unproven robotic prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. In addition, he believes that the use of PSA derivatives and kinetics, instead of using the total PSA, may minimize particularly the evaluation of men with a commonly false-positive PSA. "This very basic but well-known healthcare concern represents a major...

2012-09-17 02:25:48

34 per cent of Canadians confuse prostate cancer as a disease that can affect both men and women TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - According to a recent Leger Marketing poll, 14 per cent of Canadians believe women can be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and an additional 20 per cent aren't sure. Only 56 per cent know with certainty that men are the only ones who can be afflicted. September 17(th) to 23(rd) is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. The survey findings demonstrate that...