Prostate Cancer Articles & Stories :

40% of Men Who Test Negative for Prostate Cancer May Have It

40% of Men Who Test Negative for Prostate Cancer May Have It

Forty percent of men with prostate cancer may be unaware that they have it, according to research conducted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Chicago. The study found that the standard office biopsy procedure is often inadequate for proper detection of the disease. Read More


Pomegranates' Promise Against Cancer

Pomegranates' Promise Against Cancer

A 2008 study at the University of California at Los Angeles demonstrated that a type of antioxidant found in pomegranates may contribute to prostate health. Now another study published in Cancer Prevention Research may show that the antioxidants found in pomegranites may also inhibit the deve... Read More


Prostate Tests Found to Overdiagnose Cancer

Prostate Tests Found to Overdiagnose Cancer

Up to 42 percent of prostate cancers detected by a common blood test might never otherwise have come to light in a man's lifetime, according to a recent study. And this over-diagnosis of the condition has led to countless unnecessary biopsies, surgeries and radiation treatments, not to mention... Read More


Anti-Prostate Cancer Vaccine is Approved for Medicare Patients

Anti-Prostate Cancer Vaccine is Approved for Medicare Patients

Provenge, a new prostate cancer vaccine that was approved by the FDA in April 2010 was recently reviewed by The Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDAC). The Committee approved the vaccine for treatment of Medicare patients. Read More


Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Investigators have found that men who are or have been overweight or who have high insulin levels are more likely to die from prostate cancer. The discovery of these two predictors is important, because doctors now have two crucial clues as to which patients will develop the most life-threate... Read More


Coffee Consumption and Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

Coffee Consumption and Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

More research is emerging that points to coffee consumption as a potential preventive agent against various diseases. A new report suggests that coffee consumption may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Preve... Read More


Robotic Technology Allows Fast-Rebound Hysterectomies

Robotic Technology Allows Fast-Rebound Hysterectomies

A new robotic technique for performing hysterectomies - the full removal of a woman's ovaries and uterus - produces only a few tiny scars on a woman's abdomen and allows her to leave the hospital in only one or two days. The robosurgery also involves less pain, faster recovery (one to two week... Read More


Expert Commentary: David L. Zumerchik, M.D. - 03/22/2010

Expert Commentary: David L. Zumerchik, M.D. - 03/22/2010

I have been using the DaVinci robotic system for the last 5 years. The use of robotic systems in surgery has greatly improved our patient's recovery, both in speed to recovery and reduction of pain. Previously, most abdominal surgeries required open incisions in the abdominal wall. Such sur... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Prostate Greenlight Laser Treatment

Prostate Greenlight Laser Treatment

“It was a living hell, a living nightmare.” Larry Schwartz is describing the excruciating pain he experienced as a result of an enlarged prostate. Larry who works as an events planner said at times the pain was paralyzing. “I could not pass my urine and I had a blockage,” says Larry. Read More



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