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Sugars could be the key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer 2021-01-07

A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy. A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researche…

Advanced prostate cancer has an unexpected weakness that can be targeted by drugs 2021-01-07

Researchers reported that the SUCLA2 gene is frequently involved in the deletion of the tumor suppressor gene RB1 in advanced prostate cancer. RB1 deletion makes cells resistant to hormone therapy but SUCLA2 deletion induces a metabolic wea…

Distinguishing fatal prostate cancer from 'manageable' cancer now possible 2021-01-06

Scientists at the University of York have found a way of distinguishing between fatal prostate cancer and manageable cancer, which could reduce unnecessary surgeries and radiotherapy. A recent study showed that more than 25 men were being u…

Reliance on 'YouTube medicine'may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer 2021-01-06

The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medic…

Low-dose aspirin does not seem to improve survival after prostate cancer diagnosis 2021-01-06

Low-dose aspirin use does not seem to reduce the overall risk for prostate cancer death at the population level. However, results for extended exposure periods suggest that low-dose aspirin might be inversely associated with prostate cancer…

Scientists identify compounds in coffee which may inhibit prostate cancer 2021-01-06

For the first time, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. This is a pilot study, carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell culture and in a mouse model; it has not yet…

Inherited origin of prostate cancer in families 2021-01-06

Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients with family…