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New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

April 22, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual’s cancer, researchers report.
The goal: to construct a “laboratory in a patient” method for safely exposing tumors to tiny samples of […]


Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.
The finding didn’t come as a surprise to one expert.
“I am a big believer in […]


Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says

April 16, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates.
The findings from this large study should lead to a redoubling of efforts to encourage obesity prevention […]


Report Shows Progress in America’s War on Cancer

March 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011, representing improved survival for men, women and children, the […]


How Being in Shape Can Help Middle-Aged Men Lower Their Cancer Risk Later

March 27, 2015

Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.


Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

March 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.
“Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer,” explained Bruce Hollis, the study’s lead researcher and a professor of pediatrics, biochemistry and molecular biology […]


Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer’s Return

March 21, 2015

SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — 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 after initial treatment,” […]


Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study

March 10, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research.
Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of prostate cancer by about 10 months, said the study’s […]


Can Statins Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival?

March 9, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research.
Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of prostate cancer by about 10 months, said the study’s […]


Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

March 9, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A family history of prostate cancer may be tied to a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Women whose father, brother or son have had prostate cancer may have a 14 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer, said Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, a researcher […]



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