Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer’

August 15th, 2016

Midlife PSA Levels Correlate to Risk of Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

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A baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level among men at midlife appears to be highly correlated with the risk of developing lethal prostate cancer within their lifetimes. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States. Recently, screening […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, PSA, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

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Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s […]

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Tags: asco, ASCO16, ASCO2016, BRCAtesting, breast, Breast Cancer, breastcancerawareness, colon, Colon Cancer, DNAtesting, genetic testing, inherited cancer screen


August 23rd, 2013

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Omega-3 fatty acids may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in U.S. men. In 2010 there were roughly 217,000 new diagnoses of prostate cancer […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


December 19th, 2012

Prostate Cancer Screening Can Take a Toll on Quality of Life

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Screening for prostate cancer carries some risks and can affect quality of life. Considering these risks is important when making the decision about whether to be screened. The results of a study that assessed both the potential benefits of screening and its effects on quality of life were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


September 17th, 2012

Aspirin and Cancer Risk and Mortality

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Aspirin and cancer risk is in the news again—and the link is still unclear. Two studies published early online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology evaluated the relationship between aspirin and cancer risk—one indicated that aspirin does not appear to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer[1], while the other found that regular aspirin use […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


August 16th, 2012

New Screening Method May Help Diagnose Undetectable Prostate Cancer

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Men with persistently increased or fluctuating prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels and a negative prostate biopsy may benefit from a new prostate cancer screening method that uses the combination of a novel drug therapy plus changes in PSA levels over time to identify men who are more likely to have aggressive prostate cancer. Each year […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


July 25th, 2012

PSA Testing May Be Appropriate for Some Men

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a Provisional Clinical Opinion (PCO) suggesting that that men with a longer life expectancy—those with at least 10 more years to live—discuss with their physician the potential risks and benefits of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. Conversely, men with a poorer outlook may want to avoid PSA […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


July 5th, 2012

Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment Persist Long-Term

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Men who are treated for prostate cancer may continue to suffer from side effects 10 years after treatment, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each year in the United States, more than 192,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 27,000 die of the disease. […]

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Tags: Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, Locally Advanced Stage III (C) Prostate Cancer, Metastatic Stage IV (D) Prostate Cancer, News, Prostate Cancer, Refactory/Recurrent Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


June 25th, 2012

Number of Cancer Survivors Will Grow to 18 Million by 2022

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There will be nearly 18 million cancer survivors in the United States by 2022, according to a report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures[1] and an accompanying journal article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.[2] Although cancer incidence rates are decreasing, the number […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, General, Melanoma, News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer, Urology


June 1st, 2012

Prostate Screening Not Recommended for Older Men

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently drafted a grade D recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer; however, it is unclear how this will affect screening practices since their previous recommendation appears to have been ignored, according to a research letter published in the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>. Each […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer, Urology


May 11th, 2012

Vitamin E Supplementation Appears to Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

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The final analysis of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) indicated that vitamin E increased the risk of developing prostate cancer in otherwise healthy men by 17% when compared to placebo. The results of the study were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association[1] and presented at the 2012 Genitourinary […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer, Urology


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


January 17th, 2012

Gene Mutation Linked with Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Researchers have identified a rare, inherited gene mutation that appears to substantially increase the risk of prostate cancer. These results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. For several types of cancer, researchers have identified inherited genetic mutations that greatly increase cancer risk. Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, for example, […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer, Urology


January 10th, 2012

Study Finds No Evidence That PSA Screening Reduces Prostate Cancer Mortality

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Updated results from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial show no evidence that annual screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test reduces deaths from prostate cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The PSA test is sometimes used as a screening test for prostate cancer. […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer, Urology


October 20th, 2011

Vitamin E Supplements Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

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The results of a large, randomized trial suggest that taking daily vitamin E supplements may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer (other than skin cancer) in US men. Although many prostate cancers […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer