Saturday, June 6, 2020

Popular Prostate Drug Linked to Serious Side Effects in New Study

Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels,...

Testosterone Promotes Prostate Cancer in Rat Study

A researcher who found that testosterone raised the risk of prostate tumors and exacerbated the effects of carcinogenic chemical exposure in rats is urging...

Low-Grade Prostate Cancers May Not Become Aggressive With Time

Prostate cancer aggressiveness may be established when the tumor is formed and not alter with time, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a...

Elevated Melatonin Levels Shown to Reduce Advanced Prostate Cancer Risk by...

Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented...

Sleep Problems May Increase Risk for Prostate Cancer

Men who reported sleep problems, including difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, had up to a two-fold increased risk for prostate cancer, according to...

Fatigue Related To Radiotherapy May Be Caused By Inflammation

Patients who experience fatigue during radiotherapy for breast or prostate cancer may be reacting to activation of the pro-inflammatory cytokine network, a known inflammatory pathway, according to a report in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Julie Bower, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at ...

Using Nitroglycerin To Treat Prostate Cancer Shows Potential To Halt Disease

Treatment of prostate cancer using a very low dose of nitroglycerin may slow and even halt the progression of the disease without the severe side effects of current treatments, Queen's University researchers have discovered. The findings are the result of the first-ever...

Are Periodontal Disease And Prostatitis Linked?

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center report initial results from a small sample that inflammation from gum disease and prostate problems just might be linked.

Task force: PSA Tests Do More Harm Than Good

The United States Preventive Services Task Force issued their final recommendation on the PSA prostate cancer-screening test Monday, recommending against routine PSA exams for men of any age. The task force says the PSA exam and additional treatments that may follow, like radiation and surgery, result in far more harm than benefit.

Blood Glucose And Risk Of Incident And Fatal Cancer In The...

Tanja Stocks and colleagues carry out an analysis of six European cohorts and confirm that abnormal glucose metabolism is linked with increased risk of cancer overall and at specific sites.

High Serum Insulin Levels And Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Elevated insulin levels in the normal range appear to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study published online August 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Insulin-like growth factors appear to be involved in the development of prostate cancer, but the relationship between circulating insulin levels ...

New Urine Test Shows Prostate Cancer Risk; Test For Gene Fusion...

A new urine test can help aid early detection of and treatment decisions about prostate cancer, a study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology finds.