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CancerConnect prostate cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to prostate cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates all aspects of prostate cancer research and reports on the developments that are most important to cancer patients and healthcare providers, while the tips and features offer insight into all aspects of prostate cancer treatment and survivorship.

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Different Treatment Options Appear Equally Effective in Early Prostate Cancer (October 3, 2016)

Among men with early prostate cancer that is detected through prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, treatment with either surgery, radiation therapy, or monitoring until progression all appear to provide... Continue Reading

SBRT Offers Prostate Cancer Patients High Cancer Control and Low Toxicity in Fewer Treatments (September 28, 2016)

High dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for men newly-diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer results in shorter treatment times, low severe toxicity and excellent cancer control... Continue Reading

Pass it On: It’s National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September 5, 2016)

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of death.  The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 there will be approximately... Continue Reading

Midlife PSA Levels Correlate to Risk of Future Lethal Prostate Cancer (August 15, 2016)

A baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level among men at midlife appears to be highly correlated with the risk of developing lethal prostate cancer within their lifetimes. These results were recently... Continue Reading

New Tool Helps Men Evaluate Watchful Waiting in Early Stage Prostate Cancer (August 10, 2016)

Over 90 percent of prostate cancers are detected at a curable stage, with men more likely to die of other diseases than from this cancer. Although patients with localized, low-risk prostate cancer have... Continue Reading

Cabozantinib Does Not Demonstrate Improvements in Advanced Prostate Cancer (July 26, 2016)

In a recent study, the targeted agent cabozantinib did not demonstrate an improvement in outcomes compared to prednisone, among men with advanced prostate cancer. These results were recently published... Continue Reading

Study Suggests Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Should Be Tested for Inherited Mutations (July 14, 2016)

Ever since inherited mutations in BRCA genes were first linked to breast and ovarian cancer two decades ago, this information has been used as a way to help empower women. Those who have the mutations... Continue Reading

FDA Approves New Imaging Agent for Detection of Recurrent Prostate Cancer (June 13, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Axumin (fluciclovine F 18), an radioactive agent, to be used in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for the detection of recurrent... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

Addition of Radiation Improves Survival in High-Risk Prostate Cancer (May 18, 2016)

The addition of radiation therapy to androgen-deprivation therapy among men with prostate cancer who are at a high risk of a cancer recurrence significantly improves long-term survival. These results were... Continue Reading

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Screening and Prevention

Pass it On: It’s National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September 5, 2016)

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of death.  The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 there will be approximately 180,890 new cases in the United States and almost... Continue Reading

New Survey Reveals that Prostate Cancer Impacts Sex Lives More than Any Other Aspect of Patients’ Lives (September 11, 2014)

Washington, DC (September 8, 2014) – A recent survey conducted by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. aimed to uncover the impact of prostate cancer on patients, their caregivers, and the healthcare professionals (HCPs)... Continue Reading

September Brings Awareness to Prostate Cancer (September 4, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of prostate cancer programs for national prostate cancer awareness month.  Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer Screening Can Take a Toll on Quality of Life (December 19, 2012)

Screening for prostate cancer carries some risks and can affect quality of life. Considering these risks is important when making the decision about whether to be screened. The results of a study that assessed both the potential benefits of screening... Continue Reading

PSA Testing May Be Appropriate for Some Men (July 25, 2012)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a Provisional Clinical Opinion (PCO) suggesting that that men with a longer life expectancy—those with at least 10 more years to live—discuss with their physician the potential risks and... Continue Reading

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Early Stage I-II (A-B)

Different Treatment Options Appear Equally Effective in Early Prostate Cancer (October 3, 2016)

Among men with early prostate cancer that is detected through prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, treatment with either surgery, radiation therapy, or monitoring until progression all appear to provide approximately the same survival rates at 10... Continue Reading

Protons & Prostate Cancer Treatment (April 21, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few things more mind-numbing than nuclear physics. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a physicist to understand proton therapy. Your goal, after all, is not to understand sub-atomic particles, but to cut through the hype surrounding... Continue Reading

Longer Duration of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Increases Risk of Depression in Early Prostate Cancer (April 19, 2016)

Among men with early prostate cancer, the risk of depression is increased with the use of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), particularly among men who are treated with ADT for 12 months or longer.  It is important for patients receiving ADT to speak... Continue Reading

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer (April 14, 2016)

DURHAM, N.C. –- Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks from the current treatment regimen without compromising cancer control, according to a national study led by a Duke Cancer... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

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Locally Advanced Stage III (C)

Protons & Prostate Cancer Treatment (April 21, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few things more mind-numbing than nuclear physics. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a physicist to understand proton therapy. Your goal, after all, is not to understand sub-atomic particles, but to cut through the hype surrounding... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Gene-Targeted Drug Can Treat Prostate Cancer (October 29, 2015)

According to an international consortium of researchers led by experts at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden, a pioneering drug developed to treat women with inherited cancers can also benefit men with advanced prostate cancer. Olaparib,... Continue Reading

Two-drug combination boosts survival in metastatic prostate cancer (August 17, 2015)

Newly diagnosed patients with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer gained a dramatic survival benefit when started on two drugs simultaneously, rather than delaying the second drug until the cancer began to worsen, according to results of a clinical... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer in the News: Research, Treatment-Decision Making, & Promising New Therapies (January 29, 2015)

CancerConnect prostate cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to prostate cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates all aspects of prostate cancer research and reports... Continue Reading

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Metastatic Stage IV (D)

Cabozantinib Does Not Demonstrate Improvements in Advanced Prostate Cancer (July 26, 2016)

In a recent study, the targeted agent cabozantinib did not demonstrate an improvement in outcomes compared to prednisone, among men with advanced prostate cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate cancer... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Gene-Targeted Drug Can Treat Prostate Cancer (October 29, 2015)

According to an international consortium of researchers led by experts at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden, a pioneering drug developed to treat women with inherited cancers can also benefit men with advanced prostate cancer. Olaparib,... Continue Reading

Prostvac® Vaccine Promising in Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (June 1, 2015)

The prostate cancer vaccine Prostvac® (rilimogene galvacirepvec/rilimogene glafolivec) may be active in combination with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer that does not respond to hormone therapy. These findings were... Continue Reading

Adding Zytiga to Prednisone Improves Survival and Pain in Chemotherapy-Naive Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients (February 23, 2015)

CancerConnect News: The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) to prednisone significantly improves survival of chemotherapy-naive patients whose prostate cancer has become resistant to hormone therapy.  Final results of the COU-AA-302 were reported... Continue Reading

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Refactory/Recurrent

Cabozantinib Does Not Demonstrate Improvements in Advanced Prostate Cancer (July 26, 2016)

In a recent study, the targeted agent cabozantinib did not demonstrate an improvement in outcomes compared to prednisone, among men with advanced prostate cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate cancer... Continue Reading

FDA Approves New Imaging Agent for Detection of Recurrent Prostate Cancer (June 13, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Axumin (fluciclovine F 18), an radioactive agent, to be used in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for the detection of recurrent prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Combined Hormone and Radiation Therapy Superior to Radiation Alone for Prostate Cancer Recurring After Prostatectomy (November 4, 2015)

The addition of two years of anti-androgen therapy (AAT) to radiation therapy reduces the risk of death caused by prostate cancer among men treated for a recurrence following a prostatectomy. Treatment for early prostate cancer often includes the surgical... Continue Reading

Adding Zytiga to Prednisone Improves Survival and Pain in Chemotherapy-Naive Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients (February 23, 2015)

CancerConnect News: The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) to prednisone significantly improves survival of chemotherapy-naive patients whose prostate cancer has become resistant to hormone therapy.  Final results of the COU-AA-302 were reported... Continue Reading

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