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07/19/2018

Genomic Landscape of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Unveiled in New Study

A comprehensive genetic analysis of metastatic prostate cancer has, for the first time, revealed a number of major ways in which abnormal alterations of the genome propel this aggressive form of the disease. As reported in the July 19, 2018 issue of Cell, a team led by investigators at UC... Read More

07/17/2018

NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation launch large study on aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men

The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will... Read More

07/11/2018

Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment

Original article issued by UCSF News. A new study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that a surprisingly large number of these cancers – about 17 percent – belong to a deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate cancer. Previously, it... Read More

07/10/2018

Tumors Grown in the Lab Provide Insights on Rare Prostate Cancer

Original article issued by Weill Cornell Medicine. Growing miniature tumors from patient’s cells in the laboratory may help scientists personalize treatments for those with a rare form of prostate cancer, according a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian scientists. Patients with prostate cancer often receive therapies that reduce levels... Read More

06/26/2018

How Your Spit May Help Doctors Diagnose Prostate Cancer

Original article issued by Healthline. It might seem inconceivable that a simple saliva test can tell you your chances of developing cancer. But evidently it can. And the reason is crude but simple: Your genetic makeup can be found in your spit. Scientists are now able to extract DNA from cells... Read More

06/25/2018

Researchers find prostate cancer drug byproduct can fuel cancer cells

Original press release issued by: Cleveland Clinic. A genetic anomaly in certain men with prostate cancer may impact their response to common drugs used to treat the disease, according to new research at Cleveland Clinic. The findings may provide important information for identifying which patients potentially fare better when treated with... Read More

06/06/2018

Why More Men Are Delaying Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Original article issued by Healthline. When Ben Pfeiffer was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April, his urologist noted in the biopsy report that he was leaning toward recommending that Pfeiffer have his prostate surgically removed. But Pfeiffer, 58, a married construction supervisor from Las Vegas with two grown daughters, said... Read More

04/12/2018

2018 AACR-PCF Scholar-in-Training Award Recipients

Mark P. Labrecque, PhD University of Washington, Seattle, WA Abstract # 1092 Defining the molecular phenotypes of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer sensitive to FGF pathway inhibition M. P. Labrecque1, L. G. Brown1, I. M. Coleman2, L. D. True1, L. Kollath1, B. Lakely1, Y. C. Yang2, H. M. Nguyen1, E. Corey1,... Read More

03/29/2017

2017 AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Scholar-in-Training Award Recipients

The Prostate Cancer Foundation Scholar-in-Training Awards recognize promising young cancer researchers presenting outstanding proffered papers relating to advanced prostate cancer at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. The Prostate Cancer Foundation is one of 18 organizations sponsoring this highly competitive awards program in conjunction with the AACR.... Read More