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Pioneering drug that hits prostate cancer's weak spot

Pioneering drug that hits prostate cancer’s weak spot gives hope to men with the incurable disease Olaparib works by interfering with key process that allows tumour cells to repair  Drug already given to women with a specific type of breast and ovarian cancer  Roughly 50,000 men in the UK each year are diagnosed with prostate […]

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Prostate cancer patients could be spared radiotherapy after surgery

Prostate cancer patients could be spared radiotherapy after surgery as new research suggests there is no benefit and it could be carried out later if the disease comes back Roughly 15,000 men could avoid radiotherapy while undergoing prostate cancer treatment  Research in The Lancet found there was no benefit of the treatment  ‘Radiotherapy need only […]

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Study reveals an inherited origin of prostate cancer in families

Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients with family histories of the disease. The researchers analyzed the Nashville Familial Prostate Cancer Study (NFPCS), in an investigation comparing men with prostate cancer, […]

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Being active reduces risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK , yet we still don’t know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a measurement for physical activity to look at its effect on prostate cancer, reveals that being more active reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Over […]

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Driver found for more deadly prostate cancer

A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly, scientists say. BRN4 is mostly expressed in the central nervous system and inner ear, but now scientists have the first evidence it’s amplified and overexpressed in patients […]

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3D scan is the smart way to target tiny prostate tumours

3D scan is the smart way to target tiny prostate tumours A pioneering two-in-one scanning system can detect prostate cancer accurately New technique provides detailed images, allowing doctors to see suspect areas  A study compared the new SmartTarget system with the standard MRI Both techniques picked up tumours the other didn’t, suggesting a combination of […]

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Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer

Each year, 1 million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location of tumors in the prostate gland. A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes […]