Prostate Cancer Research
News: Screening, Diagnosis and Prognosis
- 2/8/2016PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists| Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations
- 1/21/2016Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings| Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do
- 9/22/2015Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study| Men who could be cured of more advanced prostate disease may be diagnosed late, some researchers say
- 6/24/2015A New Genomic Classifier Enables Diagnosis of the Aggressive Neuroendocrine Subclass of Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer| Tumors that express neuro-developmental markers are of the most highly aggressive subsets of treatment-resistant prostate cancer and have a unique biology that requires novel study and treatment options.
- 5/29/2015Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis| Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say
- 5/17/2015Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off Following Controversial Guidelines| More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend
- 4/22/2015New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment| Experiment devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say
- 3/30/2015 Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer | Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade
- 3/10/2015 Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study | Finds the cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to slower progression of disease
- 2/24/2015 Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers? | Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases.
- 2/19/2015 More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago | Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64.
- 1/27/2015 MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds | New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases
- 1/27/2015 Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Says | They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness
- 12/31/2014 Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years | American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths
- 5/19/2014 Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds | With training, 2 dogs smelled urine samples and detected tumors with nearly 100 percent accuracy
- 3/26/2014 Ask the Doctor; Calcium Supplements and Prostate Cancer Risk | Dr. Edward Giovannucci answers
- 2/21/2014 Will Having a Biopsy Raise my PSA Level? | You asked; PCF Answers.
- 1/28/2014 Improving methods to identify indolent versus aggressive prostate cancer | At the 2014 AACR - PCF Advances in Prostate Cancer Research Conference
- 3/29/2013 DNA Test Reveals 80 Markers for Inherited Breast, Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Risks | News continues to come out of research labs about new diagnostic markers for predicting and diagnosing cancer with more assurance
- 3/27/2013 New Diagnostic Tests in the Pipeline for Prostate Cancer| Recent advances in research have improved our understanding of prostate cancer, which is beginning to be appreciated more as a collection of different subtypes instead of a single uniform disease
- 2/11/2013 CTC Technology Advances Prostate Cancer Diagnostics| The Prostate Cancer Foundation has invested more than $3 million in the past five years to advance CTC technology at several research centers
- 1/18/2013 PSA Pros and Cons Not Always Discussed Between Doctor and Patient | The prostate specific-antigen (PSA) test is a simple blood test that detects possible problems within the prostate gland, including the potential of infection and sometimes, cancer
- 1/9/2013 Study Finds Active Surveillance Safe and Effective for Monitoring Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients; Recommends Restaging Biopsy Prior to Enrollment | Active Surveillance is a monitoring program employed for patients diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer
- 1/4/2013 The Partin Tables Used to Predict Cancer Stage at Prostatectomy Updated | The information is used to assist men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their doctors assess the chance of a surgical cure
- 12/12/2012 MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Technology Targets Prostate Biopsies | One of the biggest challenges of prostate cancer is the diagnostic process, with respect to both finding tumors within the prostate and obtaining the most precious biopsy samples
- 11/01/2012 Ultra-sensitive Sensor Developed to Detect both HIV and Prostate Cancer at Earlier Stage | Treatments for diseases like HIV infection and prostate cancer have made considerable progress in the past decades.
- 10/29/2012 Online Prostate Cancer Database Launched to Help Patients decide Whether to Risk Aggressive Treatment | Men diagnosed with slow-growing, non-life threatening prostate cancer can now track the progression of their disease online.
- 10/9/2012 A Nine-gene Signature Identified for Aggressive Prostate Cancers | David Olmos, Johann de Bono, first and senior authors respectively, Lancet Oct 2012—Study funded in part by PCF
- 9/13/2012 FDA Green-Lights PET Agent for Recurrent Prostate Cancer Detection | The FDA has approved the production and use of Choline C 11 Injection, a PET imaging agent used to help detect recurrent prostate cancer
- 8/23/2012 New Tools Will Aid Doctor-Patient Discussions on Prostate Cancer, Treatment Options | The recommendation was in response to evidence that indicated the harms of the test outweigh its benefits
- 8/16/2012 Gene Rearrangements in Pre-Cancerous Cells May Help Detect Aggressive Disease | A recent study presents a potentially valuable tool in managing prostate cancer populations: measuring rearrangements in the gene ERG in initial biopsy specimens
- 8/8/2012 Researchers Call for Digital Rectal Exam Revival | Rates of digital rectal examination (DRE) are low in clinical practice and levels of sufficient training in the technique may be in decline, the results of a US study suggest
- 8/1/2012 Study: PSA Screening for PCa and Risk of Overt Metastatic Disease at Presentation | The upshot of PSA screening demonstrated in new study
- 7/30/2012 Abandoning PSA Screening Could Cost Lives: Study | Testing could save 17,000 men from advanced prostate cancer, researcher says
- 6/26/2012 Diagnostic Blood Test for Prostate Cancer Receives FDA Approval | A new test has been approved by the FDA that improves on the ability of PSA to detect clinically relevant and potentially lethal prostate cancer
- 6/1/2012 Prostate and Breast Cancer Incidences to Increase Substantially by 2030, According to Study | The worldwide incidence of cancer is expected to increase 75 percent by 2030, with a projected increase of more than 90 percent in the poorest nations, a new study reveals
- 5/24/2012 USPSTF Panel Announces Final Recommendation Against PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer | The task force discouraged the use of the test by issuing it a Grade D rating
- 5/10/2012 Analysis of Genetic Abnormalities in Prostate Tumors and Surrounding Benign Tissue Might Predict Cancer Progression and Recurrence | The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has developed a possible “holy grail” of prostate cancer treatment
- 5/8/2012 Prostate Cancer Screening Benefits Younger, At-Risk Men | Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer is beneficial and should not be abandoned, according to researchers who conducted a large new study in Europe>
- 5/7/2012 New Device to Capture and Characterize Prostate Cancer Patients’ Circulating Tumor Cells for Disease |
- 5/7/2012 Urine Test Shows Promise in Reducing Prostate Cancer Biopsies | Pre-biopsy urine screen improves both disease detection and high-grade tumors prediction
- 3/20/2012 Spotlight on Prostate Cancer – Lower Incidence Rates in Asia? | Prostate cancer incidence rates in Malaysia have been reported as one of the lowest in the world, as shared in The Sun Daily today
- 3/15/2012 Extended European Study Shows 11-Year Results: PSA Screening Reduces Prostate Cancer Deaths by 21%, But Not Overall Deaths | While the debate over the value of PSA screening continues, European researchers have released data from two additional years of follow up in the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer
- 3/7/2012 Local Doctors to Use Gene Tests In Prostate Cancer Treatment With PCF Support | The Prostate Cancer Foundation in China (PCF China) is an important step forward in expanding our global research network and knowledge exchange
- 3/2/2012 PSA Debates Continue Across the Globe, Australia Weighs In | Contradictory studies continue throughout the globe regarding the long-term survival value of PSA blood testing for prostate cancer
- 2/24/2012 Myriad's Prolaris Test Shown to Significantly Predict Prostate Cancer Outcome in Needle Biopsy Tissue | Myriad Genetics, Inc. announced today that a study published in the British Journal of Cancer demonstrated the prognostic ability of the Company's Prolaris test in needle biopsy material
- 2/15/2012 PCF-Funded Discovery Results in a New Diagnostic Test to Diagnose Prostate Cancer | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved today a urine-based molecular diagnostic test that aids clinical decision-making for repeat prostate biopsies in men who have had a previous negative biopsy
- 2/7/2012 CTC Technology Detects Presence of Cancer and Serves as a Less Invasive Diagnostic Tool | Through direct research funding and data sharing, the Prostate Cancer Foundation funding has advanced the field of Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) technology, which may soon deliver new gold standards for prostate cancer diagnostics and biomarkers
- 2/7/2012 Debating How and How Often to Test for Prostate Cancer [AUDIO] | African American men -- and others with a higher-than-usual risk for prostate cancer -- are at the middle of a debate about whether the main screening tool for the disease is any good at all
- 1/17/2012 New Jersey Leads the Nation in Opposing USPSTF PSA Testing Recommendation | Governor Chris Christie Signs Resolution Passed Unanimously by Legislature
- 12/20/2011 Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates | It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor
- 12/12/2011 Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer? | Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says
- 11/1/2011 What to Make of the Big Prostate Cancer News | Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizenoff offer sensible advice on the PSA Test and Vitamin E.
- 10/19/2011Death by Bureaucracy | Newt Gingrich discusses the USPSTF and their recommendation regarding PSA Testing.
- 10/10/2011 PCF Responds to U.S. Protective Services Task Force Recommendation on PSA Screening | While needing better guidelines, the PSA still plays an important role in detecting early prostate cancer in informed patients.
- 10/7/2011 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues New Recommendation on PSA | PCF to Issue Response on October 10, 2011
- 9/29/2011 Otherwise Healthy Older Men Undertreated for Prostate Cancer| Yet younger men with other serious health issues may be overtreated for the cancer, research shows
- 9/22/2011 In Older Men, Prostate Biopsies Can Raise Risk of Hospitalization| Experts stress procedure is not benign, strong antibiotics should be given beforehand
- 9/20/2011 New Test Predicts Risk for Impotence After Prostate Cancer Therapy| Series of questions given prior to treatment could help men decide on type of care, researchers say
- 8/3/2011 New Urine Test Provides Greater Clarity in Diagnosing Prostate Cancer | Detecting Two Cancer-Specific Genetic Fingerprints Can Better Direct Patients and Eliminate Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies
- 5/18/2011 Earlier PSA Test Best Predicts Risk of Dying From Prostate Cancer | This may cut down on unnecessary screening, researchers say
- 5/16/2011 PSA Test Could Be Improved to Spot Prostate Cancer | Preliminary studies point to ways to have the screening benefit more men
- 4/1/2011 Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn't Cut Death Rates | A 20-year study from Sweden suggests that screening for prostate cancer does not substantially reduce the risk of death from the disease.
- 2/27/2011 PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Dips in Large U.S. Health Network | Follows 2008 guidelines reporting that aggressive PSA screening had led to harm from unnecessary treatment
- 2/27/2011 Rapid Rise in PSA Levels a Poor Predictor of Prostate Cancer | Measuring changes over time leads to unnecessary biopsies, researchers say
- 2/15/2011 PSA Test Cut-off Could Signal Low-Risk Prostate Cancer | Another study suggests drug for enlarged prostate might also curb tumor progression
- 2/15/2011 New Gene Test May Identify Aggressive Prostate Cancers | Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) funded researcher Dr. Ronald DePinho at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts reported a new test that may classify aggressive cancers better than Gleason Grade scoring
- 10/25/2011 PSA Test Reduces Risk of Spread if Prostate Cancer Strikes | Study found screening showed benefit, despite debate about its usefulness
- 10/14/2011 Protein Urine Test May Signal Prostate Cancer| Protein Urine Test May Signal Prostate Cancer | Findings could one day be developed into a quick and simple test
- 9/28/2010 Experimental Test May Spot Prostate Cancer Earlier, More Accurately | Findings are preliminary, and study authors say it could be years before test is available commercially
- 9/27/2010 Study Backs Prostate Screening for High Risk Men | Men who have a certain genetic variations that put them at higher risk of prostate cancer may benefit from regular screening for the disease, a study by British scientists found Friday
- 9/17//2010 Uninsured With Prostate Cancer Diagnosed With More Advanced Disease | Patients on Medicaid also more likely to have more severe cases