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IMRT Has Less Harmful Rectal Side Effects Than 3D-CRT 2011-09-29

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), have more than a quarter fewer late bowel and rectal side effects and a statistically improved lower dose of radiation to the bladder and rectum, compared to those who undergo 3D-CRT.…

Prostate Cancer Linked to High Triglyceride Level 2011-09-29

Men aged 60 years or older who have elevated triglyceride levels are at increased risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa), according to Japanese investigators. They also are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive PCa. …

Saw Palmetto Doesn't Help for Enlarged Prostate 2011-09-28

Doses of saw palmetto extract up to three times the standard did not reduce lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed. …

Rogue Receptor Opens Door For Rare Kidney Disease 2011-09-28

Effects of a particularly devastating human kidney disease may be blunted by making a certain cellular protein receptor much less receptive, according to new research by scientists from North Carolina State University.…

Calcium intake affects risk of prostate cancer 2011-09-27

Finding the proper balance in calcium intake, particularly for black men, could be pivotal in reducing the risk of prostate cancer, a Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center study found. …

Sexual Intimacy After Prostate Treatment Improves With Couples Counseling 2011-09-27

Prostate cancer survivors and their partners experience improved sexual satisfaction and function after couples counseling, according to research at The University of Texas MD AndersonCancer Center. …

Abiraterone Acetate Improves Fatigue In Prostate Cancer Patients 2011-09-26

Men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and that is resistant tohormone therapy suffer less from fatigue if they are treated with a combination of abiraterone acetate and prednisone.…