News tagged with prostate cancer screening

Age a big factor in prostate cancer deaths

Contrary to common belief, men age 75 and older are diagnosed with late-stage and more aggressive prostate cancer and thus die from the disease more often than younger men, according to a University of Rochester analysis ...

Oct 19, 2011
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Mass prostate cancer screening doesn't reduce deaths: study

There's new evidence that annual prostate cancer screening does not reduce deaths from the disease, even among men in their 50s and 60s and those with underlying health conditions, according to new research led by Washington ...

Jan 06, 2012
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New prostate cancer test gives more accurate diagnosis

In a large multi-center clinical trial, a new PSA test to screen for prostate cancer more accurately identified men with prostate cancer -- particularly the aggressive form of the disease -- and substantially reduced false ...

Apr 06, 2011
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Recommendation against PSA test goes too far: expert

(Medical Xpress) -- A draft recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force calling for an end to routine PSA testing for healthy men age 50 and older goes too far, says a prostate cancer expert at the Siteman Cancer ...

Oct 12, 2011
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Diabetes linked to increased cause-specific mortality

(HealthDay) -- Diabetes is linked with a significantly increased risk of death from many diseases, including specific cancers, in both men and women, according to a study published online June 14 in Diabetes Ca ...

Jun 21, 2012
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Doctors can now detect hard-to-diagnose prostate cancer

Researchers have successfully developed and tested a new prostate cancer screening method that uses the combined power of a novel drug therapy and changes in PSA levels over time to identify men with a high PSA who are more ...

Aug 09, 2012
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