07/19/2016

Did PSA Test’s Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?

Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 recommended that the PSA test.

05/17/2015

Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off Following Controversial Guidelines

May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds. What's more, primary care doctors appear to have broadly accepted the U.S. Preventive Services Task.

05/14/2015

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say. Currently, chemotherapy is generally given after hormone therapy stops working. But the new study found that when the.

05/07/2015

Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study

March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research. Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of prostate cancer by about 10 months, said.

03/30/2015

Report Shows Progress in America’s War on Cancer

Mar. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report. The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011, representing improved survival for men, women and.

01/27/2015

MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests. The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific portions of the prostate -- diagnosed.