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Xtandi Shows Significant Benefit in Chemotherapy-Naïve, Metastatic, Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (April 21, 2014)

Xtandi® (enzalutamide) showed significant survival benefit in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Stockholm,... Continue Reading

Radical Prostatectomy Shows Significant Long-Term Benefit in Early Prostate Cancer (March 18, 2014)

Extended follow-up of the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group-4 trial (SPCG-4) has confirmed that radical prostatectomy is associated with a substantial reduction in mortality among men with early prostate cancer. These results were published in the New... Continue Reading

High Incidence of Many Complications after Surgery or Radiation for Prostate Cancer (February 27, 2014)

Men who undergo surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer may face a variety of complications in addition to incontinence and erectile dysfunction—including high rates of hospitalization, urologic procedures, anal/rectal procedures, open surgeries,... Continue Reading

Xtandi Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Naïve, Metastatic, Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (February 19, 2014)

Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improved survival and reduced the risk of radiographic progression in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 Genitourinary Cancers... Continue Reading

Zytiga Prolongs Time to Pain Progression (January 31, 2014)

The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone) to prednisone significantly delayed patient-reported pain progression and health-related quality-of-life deterioration compared with prednisone alone in chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic castration-resistant... Continue Reading

Long-Term Hormone Therapy Offers No Benefit in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer (November 13, 2013)

Long-term hormone therapy after radiation treatment for intermediate-risk prostate cancer does not improve disease-specific or overall survival, according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology. Hormone... Continue Reading

Xofigo Improves Bone and Pain in Prostate Cancer (October 14, 2013)

Patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and bone metastases had significant improvement in skeletal- and pain-related outcomes when treated with Xofigo® (radium-223), according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive... Continue Reading

Metformin May Improve Survival in Diabetic Men with Prostate Cancer (September 4, 2013)

Diabetic men with prostate cancer lived significantly longer and were significantly less likely to die of prostate cancer when treated with metformin, an insulin-lowering drug, according to the results of a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate... Continue Reading

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer (August 23, 2013)

Omega-3 fatty acids may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in... Continue Reading

Latest Prostate Cancer News By Stage


Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy Shows Significant Long-Term Benefit in Early Prostate Cancer (March 18, 2014)

Extended follow-up of the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group-4 trial (SPCG-4) has confirmed that radical prostatectomy is associated with a substantial reduction in mortality among men with early prostate cancer. These results were published in the New... Continue Reading

High Incidence of Many Complications after Surgery or Radiation for Prostate Cancer (February 27, 2014)

Men who undergo surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer may face a variety of complications in addition to incontinence and erectile dysfunction—including high rates of hospitalization, urologic procedures, anal/rectal procedures, open surgeries,... Continue Reading

Long-Term Hormone Therapy Offers No Benefit in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer (November 13, 2013)

Long-term hormone therapy after radiation treatment for intermediate-risk prostate cancer does not improve disease-specific or overall survival, according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology. Hormone... Continue Reading

Metformin May Improve Survival in Diabetic Men with Prostate Cancer (September 4, 2013)

Diabetic men with prostate cancer lived significantly longer and were significantly less likely to die of prostate cancer when treated with metformin, an insulin-lowering drug, according to the results of a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate... Continue Reading

Advanced Treatments Increasingly Used Among Men with a Low Risk of Dying from Prostate Cancer (July 19, 2013)

The use of advanced treatment technologies for prostate cancer, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and robotic prostatectomy, has increased among men with low-risk disease—despite the fact that this population is unlikely to benefit from... Continue Reading

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Locally Advanced Stage III (C) Prostate Cancer

High Incidence of Many Complications after Surgery or Radiation for Prostate Cancer (February 27, 2014)

Men who undergo surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer may face a variety of complications in addition to incontinence and erectile dysfunction—including high rates of hospitalization, urologic procedures, anal/rectal procedures, open surgeries,... Continue Reading

Metformin May Improve Survival in Diabetic Men with Prostate Cancer (September 4, 2013)

Diabetic men with prostate cancer lived significantly longer and were significantly less likely to die of prostate cancer when treated with metformin, an insulin-lowering drug, according to the results of a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate... Continue Reading

ASTRO and AUA Issue Joint Guideline for Radiation After Prostate Surgery (June 19, 2013)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) have issued a joint guideline regarding the use of radiation therapy after prostatectomy. It marks the first time the two medical organizations—most responsible... Continue Reading

Genomic Test May Help Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment (May 13, 2013)

A new genetic test—the Oncotype DX® Prostate Cancer Test—measures the aggressiveness of prostate cancer and may help scores of men choose between immediate treatment or active surveillance. The test was shown to strongly predict aggressiveness of... Continue Reading

Early Radiation Improves Prostate Cancer Survival (March 7, 2013)

Immediate radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy resulted in a 50 percent increase in long-term biochemical progression-free survival (bNED) in men with locally advanced prostate cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the Genitourinary... Continue Reading

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Metastatic Stage IV (D) Prostate Cancer

Xtandi Shows Significant Benefit in Chemotherapy-Naïve, Metastatic, Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (April 21, 2014)

Xtandi® (enzalutamide) showed significant survival benefit in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Stockholm,... Continue Reading

High Incidence of Many Complications after Surgery or Radiation for Prostate Cancer (February 27, 2014)

Men who undergo surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer may face a variety of complications in addition to incontinence and erectile dysfunction—including high rates of hospitalization, urologic procedures, anal/rectal procedures, open surgeries,... Continue Reading

Xtandi Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Naïve, Metastatic, Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (February 19, 2014)

Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improved survival and reduced the risk of radiographic progression in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 Genitourinary Cancers... Continue Reading

Zytiga Prolongs Time to Pain Progression (January 31, 2014)

The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone) to prednisone significantly delayed patient-reported pain progression and health-related quality-of-life deterioration compared with prednisone alone in chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic castration-resistant... Continue Reading

Xofigo Improves Bone and Pain in Prostate Cancer (October 14, 2013)

Patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and bone metastases had significant improvement in skeletal- and pain-related outcomes when treated with Xofigo® (radium-223), according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the... Continue Reading

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Refactory/Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Xtandi Shows Significant Benefit in Chemotherapy-Naïve, Metastatic, Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (April 21, 2014)

Xtandi® (enzalutamide) showed significant survival benefit in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Stockholm,... Continue Reading

High Incidence of Many Complications after Surgery or Radiation for Prostate Cancer (February 27, 2014)

Men who undergo surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer may face a variety of complications in addition to incontinence and erectile dysfunction—including high rates of hospitalization, urologic procedures, anal/rectal procedures, open surgeries,... Continue Reading

Xtandi Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Naïve, Metastatic, Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (February 19, 2014)

Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improved survival and reduced the risk of radiographic progression in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 Genitourinary Cancers... Continue Reading

Zytiga Prolongs Time to Pain Progression (January 31, 2014)

The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone) to prednisone significantly delayed patient-reported pain progression and health-related quality-of-life deterioration compared with prednisone alone in chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic castration-resistant... Continue Reading

Xofigo Improves Bone and Pain in Prostate Cancer (October 14, 2013)

Patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and bone metastases had significant improvement in skeletal- and pain-related outcomes when treated with Xofigo® (radium-223), according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer (August 23, 2013)

Omega-3 fatty acids may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in... 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

Aspirin and Cancer Risk and Mortality (September 17, 2012)

Aspirin and cancer risk is in the news again—and the link is still unclear. Two studies published early online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology evaluated the relationship between aspirin and cancer risk—one indicated that aspirin does not appear... Continue Reading

New Screening Method May Help Diagnose Undetectable Prostate Cancer (August 16, 2012)

Men with persistently increased or fluctuating prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels and a negative prostate biopsy may benefit from a new prostate cancer screening method that uses the combination of a novel drug therapy plus changes in PSA levels over... 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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