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10/24/2016

Genetic Counseling Center Dedicated To Advanced Prostate Cancer Opens In Seattle

Prostate cancer is one of the most heritable forms of cancer. Hereditary mutations in “DNA repair” genes – BRCA1, BRCA2, and others – which are best known for their association with breast and ovarian cancer predisposition, are now known to be associated with advanced prostate cancer. In fact, ~12% of... Read More

07/19/2016

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cases Skyrocket Increase May Be Due To More Lax Screening Or More Aggressive Disease

Highest increase among men ages 55 to 69, who could benefit the most from screening and early treatment. Disease is more advanced when finally diagnosed. "Screening saves lives," urologists stress. "If I were a patient, I would want to be vigilant." Chicago -- The number of new cases of metastatic... Read More

04/21/2016

New Genetic Test Helps To Select Best Medicines For Prostate Cancer Treatment And Identifies Hereditary Cancer Genes

Like self-driving cars, precision medicine for prostate cancer is no promise of the distant future -- with the efforts of Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)-funded researchers and others, the prototypes have arrived. The first major precision medicine studies were huge -- utilizing "whole exome" sequencing, in which every gene expressed by... Read More

03/21/2015

Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer Return

Mar. 21, 2015 -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests. "This is a new analysis, but it seems to confirm results we have seen in many other types of cancer: Basically, smoking increases the risk of cancer recurrence... Read More