Health News

A New Way to Turn Off Prostate Cancer?
Prostate tumors can often be controlled by hormone-blocking drugs, but they may become resistant after a few years. A molecular switch could offer a new means for cancer control.
Working Out Those Prostate Proteins
Men who like to flaunt those muscles at the gym may have another reason to keep fit and active besides looking good and feeling strong.
Potential Side Effects Of Prostate Removal
To treat potentially deadly prostate cancer, the surgical removal of the prostate is sometimes necessary. The procedure can have potential side effects, including a shortened penis.
Spike in Protein Flags Cancer Growth
High levels of certain proteins appear to stimulate tumor growth. Newly discovered proteins can help doctors identify patients who are at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer.
Men Have Hormonal Blues Too
Most prostate cancers are fed by male hormones called androgens. So treating the disease often involves blocking these hormones. It’s called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and it’s been used for decades – but not without controversy.
More Life. Less Pain. Cancer Rx Delivers Both.
Zytiga ( abiraterone acetate) received expanded use approval to treat men with advanced prostate cancer last week. In addition to extending lives, a new study has found Zytiga also keeps men feeling better during their journey.
Advanced Prostate Cancer Rx Being Reviewed
Men with metastatic prostate cancer may have a new treatment.  Radium-223 dichloride (radium-223) is designed to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread to the bone.
Drug May Reduce Cancer Spread to Bone
Patients with advanced prostate cancer may have cancer cells that spread to the bone and cause pain. A new drug shows promise by rapidly reducing prostate cancer bone tumors.
New Option For Late-Stage Prostate Cancer
Men with castration-resistant prostate cancer have another treatment option. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expanded use of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate).
Web Tool Helps Track or Treat Prostate Cancer
While up to half of prostate cancer cases are not life threatening, most patients choose to treat the disease with surgery or radiation. A new web-based program aims to help reduce unnecessary treatment.