Volume 8 Issue 57
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 26-Feb-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-Feb-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Androgen deprivation therapy does not keep localized prostate cancer from spreading, new study says

Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers wanted to know if depriving men of testosterone actually keeps cancer from spreading beyond the prostate. What they found is that men who have localized prostate cancer with certain high-risk features and receive this treatment -- known as androgen deprivation therapy -- remain at risk of dying from prostate cancer. more  

Common osteoporosis treatment may help men with prostate cancer suffering from bone loss

Men with prostate cancer who experience bone loss from cancer treatment could benefit from a weekly oral therapy commonly given to women with osteoporosis, according to a study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Prostate Cancer Symposium, Feb. 24 to 26 at the San Francisco Marriott. The study, abstract number 139, will be featured in a press program at the meeting, 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 26. more

Older men with early prostate cancer survived longer with treatment vs. observation

A new study shows older men with early stage prostate cancer survive longer if they are treated versus not being treated in favor of the "watchful waiting" approach advocated by many physicians for older men with other health problems. In addition, the study revealed a survival benefit for men treated with radiation therapy making it the first study to demonstrate a survival advantage in an older population. The study was presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center medical oncologist Yu-Ning Wong, M.D., at the 2006 Prostate Cancer Symposium Feb. 25 in San Francisco. more  

Early prostate cancer: Questions and answers

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. The prostate makes and stores a component of semen and is located near the bladder and the rectum. The prostate surrounds part of the urethra, the tube that empties urine from the bladder. A healthy prostate is about the size of a walnut. If the prostate grows too large, the flow of urine can be slowed or stopped. more

Prostate cancer trial results 

From selenium to zoledronic acid get the latest on prostate cancer trials. more

Understanding prostate cancer (PDF)  

The booklet can help answer your questions about prostate changes that happen with age, such as: What are common prostate changes? How are these changes treated? What do I need to know about testing for prostate changes, including cancer? This booklet can give you basic information about common prostate changes. more

Treatment choices for men with early-stage prostate cancer

The purpose of this booklet is to help you learn about early-stage prostate cancer, current treatments, and the pros and cons of each treatment. But most men will need more information than this booklet gives to reach their decisions. For a list of organizations that provide more information and support, please see the Resources section. If your prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate, or if it has returned after treatment, also refer to this section. more


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