10/22/2015

Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends

Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older black men with prostate cancer seem more likely to receive poorer quality of care that costs more compared to white men, a new study found. Although there was no difference between the races in survival from prostate cancer, black men had to wait.

09/22/2015

Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study

Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests. In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, to curb over-diagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer. Since then,.

09/22/2015

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit from Hormone Therapy

Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer who also have had a heart attack may fare better with radiation therapy alone rather than with the standard treatment of radiation plus hormone therapy, a new analysis suggests. Over an average of 17 years of follow-up, men with high-risk.

08/05/2015

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy at the start of hormone therapy can extend the lives of men with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the gland, a new study finds. Over nearly 29 months of follow-up, men with advanced prostate cancer who received the combination therapy lived almost.

05/29/2015

Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests. Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from other causes were seen for overweight and obese.

05/07/2015

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study

May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, a new study suggests. Among 926 men undergoing hormone therapy for advanced prostate therapy, those taking statins saw significant benefits, researchers said. Their cancer.

02/19/2015

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports. Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances.