Prostate treatments news
Source of tumor growth in aggressive prostate cancer found
( The Endocrine Society ) Researchers have discovered a molecular switch that explains, at least in part, how some fast-growing prostate cancers become resistant to hormone treatment, a new study conducted in human cell cultures and mice finds. The results were presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Using big data to identify prostate cancers and best treatments
( Case Western Reserve University ) Some prostate cancer patients unnecessarily undergo surgery or harsh treatments because science fails to identify the differences between slow-growing and aggressive forms of the disease. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes are developing technology that allows patients to safely choose to do nothing, opt for ...
Observation is safe, cost-saving in low-risk prostate cancer
( Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ) Dana-Farber researchers find many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose observation instead of undergoing immediate treatment and a have better quality of life while reducing health care costs.
Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary
Title: Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary Category: Health News Created: 5/21/2013 4:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does prostate cancer treatment help older, sick men?
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men with other illnesses may not live long enough to benefit from aggressive prostate cancer treatments, such as prostate removal or radiation, and they'd have to live with their side effects, says a new study. "If you're going to die of a heart attack in five years, what's the point of going through radiation?" asked Dr. David Penson, the ...