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Breakthrough Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Breakthrough Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer which has spread to the bones has been discovered by researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK. This new method delivers a burst of "high energy" radiation to cancer cells, according to this new study published in the New England J... Read More


Does PSA Testing Do More Harm than Good?

Does PSA Testing Do More Harm than Good?

The ongoing debate surrounding the routine use of PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer now has a new controversial study to add to the fire. The recent analysis indicates that it may do more harm than good. According to lead study author, Mathieu Boniol, the total harms ... Read More


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


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


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


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


JAMA - Men's Health Briefing

JAMA - Men's Health Briefing

An estimated 10 million men 40 years or older have symptoms consistent with overactive bladder. Now, new research shows a combination of two medicines which work differently works better than using only one medication. The researchers compared using detrol la which works on the bladder and fl... Read More



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