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Effect of Preoperative Risk Group Stratification on Oncologic Outcomes of Patients with Adverse Pathologic Findings at Radical Prostatectomy

Prostate cancer (PC) has become the most common non-dermatologic cancer among Western men. Due to prostate-specific antigen screening efforts, increasing numbers of PC cases are diagnosed when the tumor is still confined to…

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Understanding the Value of PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer Detection [video]

Stanford urology experts explain what PSA or prostate specific antigen testing is used for and why it is important to maintain as part of detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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Global cancer cases estimated to rise 75% by 2030

Cancer rates are on the rise worldwide and predicted in a recent study to increase by 75% to an estimated 22.2 million new cancer cases in 2030, compared with 12.7 million in 2008. In countries such as India, new cancer cases are predicted to rise slightly higher to 78%, while… 

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Circumcised men have less prostate cancer

Men who are circumcised before their first sexual intercourse have a lower risk of both less aggressive and more aggressive forms of prostate cancer compared with uncircumcised men. The authors, from the University of Washington, Seattle, United States, write that the data support both inflammation and infection in the prostate… 

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5-alpha reductase inhibitor slows progression of low-risk prostate cancer tumors

Active surveillance added to treatment with the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor dutasteride slowed the progression of cancerous prostate tumors in men with low-risk localized disease, according to researchers from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Key Point: Active surveillance in combination with dutasteride is a reasonable strategy for the treatment… 

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