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Prostate

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Prostate Cancer Awareness
Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be frightening and confusing. Understanding the details of your specific cancer and how they relate to your prognosis and treatment planning is an important first step toward shared decision-making between you and your physicians. In these CURE Connections programs you will learn the meaning of the PSA test, prostate cancer staging and grading, and how these factors are used to determine which treatment approach is right for you. Management of prostate cancer related symptoms, available treatments, and how to deal with side effects are also discussed. In addition, you will hear from patients and caregivers about their personal experiences with prostate cancer.
Senate Releases Plan for Repealing Affordable Care Act, as Cancer Advocates Weigh In
BY Allie Casey
This morning, Senate Republican leaders released the draft of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
 
Drug Resistance Mediated by Gene Expression in Prostate Cancer
BY Ariela Katz
Inhibiting the ABCB1  gene with antiandrogen therapy – such as Xtandi (enzalutamide) and Casodex (bicalutamide) – may be the answer to increasing efficiency of tanxane-based therapies.
Long-Term Quality of Life Effects Seen in Survivors More Than 10 Years After Prostate Cancer Treatment
BY Katie Kosko

A new study published in Cancer Medicine examined the long-term health-related effects of definitive treatment for patients with localized prostate cancer and found that they continue more than 10 years after treatment.
Zytiga Can Be Paradigm-Shifting for Prostate Cancer Treatment
BY Anita T. Shaffer
Some newly diagnosed patients with prostate cancer reduced their risk of death with earlier use of Zytiga, according to two trials presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting. 
More Early Cancers Diagnosed After the Affordable Care Act
BY Allie Casey
After the Affordable Care Act was passed, a study found that there were more stage 1 cancer diagnoses across the nation.
Recent Patterns Indicate PSA Testing Halt in Decline
BY Ariela Katz
Previously reported declines in prostate-specific antigen testing have not continued in recent years, and that approximately one-third of men age 50 years or older still receive routine PSA tests.
Study Calls for a Tailored Approach to Prostate Cancer Screenings in Black Men
BY Katie Kosko
A recent study found that, due to higher incidence of prostate cancer in black man, PSA testing may need to be started earlier in this population, and be done more frequently.
Expert Discusses Biomarker Development in Prostate Cancer
BY Shannon Connelly
Leonard Gomella, M.D., recommends that healthcare providers familiarize themselves with how each novel biomarker should be used and then decide which one to use for a more individualized approach in clinical practice.
USPSTF May Change Viewpoint on PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer
BY Jason Harris
The USPSTF may be changing its stance on PSA screening for prostate cancer.
Examining the Link Between Prostate Cancer Treatment and Dementia
BY Allie Casey
Androgen deprivation therapy, a popular treatment for prostate cancer, may have a link to dementia, according to a recent analysis.
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Treatment
Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy
Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of prostate cancer.
Prevention, Genetics, Causes
Information related to prevention, genetics, risk factors
Prostate Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may influence the risk of developing prostate cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.
Screening and Testing
Information about methods of cancer detection including new imaging technologies, tumor markers, and biopsy procedures
Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for prostate cancer.
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