Latest Prostate-specific antigen Stories

2012-08-24 00:19:47

Survival rate for African-American men now comparable to Caucasians, the Journal of Urology reports The routine use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for screening and monitoring prostate cancer has led to early and more sensitive detection of the disease. A new study published in The Journal of Urology® reports that in the "PSA era," survival has improved for patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer that has spread to the bones or other parts of the body and the...

2012-08-09 23:17:58

Researchers have successfully developed and tested a new prostate cancer screening method that uses the combined power of a novel drug therapy and changes in PSA levels over time to identify men with a high PSA who are more likely to have aggressive prostate cancer despite negative biopsies. The new study by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, published in the Journal of Urology, shows that PSA can be a much more effective marker for prostate cancer...

PSA Testing: Are We Better Off With Or Without It?
2012-07-30 08:49:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have suggested that PSA testing for prostate cancer is an unneeded medical screening process that often does more harm than good. However, a new report, published in the journal Cancer, states that eliminating the PSA test would be taking a big step backward and would likely result in a rising number of men who develop the advanced disease that has spread to other areas of the body before a diagnosis is made. The...

2012-07-30 06:26:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the male population. Screening for the disease is done through a PSA test, but professional organizations vary in their recommendations about who should – and who shouldn't – get it. Now a new analysis on this controversial test it saying you should! The new analysis has found that doing away with PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer would likely cause three times as...

Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely To Die From Other Conditions Than The Cancer Itself
2012-07-27 12:47:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a greater chance to die due to preventable conditions like heart disease, rather than from the cancer itself. The study, the largest done to date, examines the causes of death related to men who have prostate cancer. The researchers believe that the findings show the importance of maintaining a healthy...

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