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CancerConnect prostate cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to prostate cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates all aspects of prostate cancer research and reports on the developments that are most important to cancer patients and healthcare providers, while the tips and features offer insight into all aspects of prostate cancer treatment and survivorship.

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Protons & Prostate Cancer Treatment (April 21, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few things more mind-numbing than nuclear physics. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a physicist to understand proton therapy. Your goal, after all, is not to understand sub-atomic... Continue Reading

Longer Duration of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Increases Risk of Depression in Early Prostate Cancer (April 19, 2016)

Among men with early prostate cancer, the risk of depression is increased with the use of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), particularly among men who are treated with ADT for 12 months or longer. ... Continue Reading

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer (April 14, 2016)

DURHAM, N.C. –- Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks from the current treatment regimen without compromising cancer control,... Continue Reading

Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Secondary Cancers (March 14, 2016)

Patients with prostate cancer considering radiation therapy should now be informed that radiotherapy raises the risk of developing a secondary cancer. Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy... Continue Reading

Shorter Radiation Schedule Effective in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer (March 9, 2016)

Men with low-grade prostate cancer have the same long-term outcomes when they are treated with a shorter radiation schedule, compared to those treated with a longer, conventional radiation schedule. These... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer: Year in Review (February 2, 2016)

In 2015, the increased use of Oncotype DX prostate cancer test promoted changes in treatment received, resulting in greater recommendations and adoption of active surveillance. Also noteworthy is the research... Continue Reading

Survival Improved In Advanced Prostate Cancer With Early Treatment With Chemotherapy Plus Hormonal Therapy (January 29, 2016)

Excerpted from: Advances in Cancer Research And Treatment: 2015 Year In Review In a study conducted by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel) administered... Continue Reading

Men Who Forgo Aggressive Treatment for Prostate Cancer Don’t Receive Appropriate Monitoring (December 9, 2015)

An increasing number of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are opting for active surveillance – closely monitoring their cancer – rather than aggressive treatment to avoid the debilitating... Continue Reading

Shorter Course of Radiation as Effective as Longer Course in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer (November 5, 2015)

A shorter course of hypofractionated radiation therapy, a treatment in which larger doses of radiation are delivered over a shorter time period than conventional radiation, appears as effective as longer... Continue Reading

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New Survey Reveals that Prostate Cancer Impacts Sex Lives More than Any Other Aspect of Patients’ Lives (September 11, 2014)

Washington, DC (September 8, 2014) – A recent survey conducted by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. aimed to uncover the impact of prostate cancer on patients, their caregivers, and the healthcare professionals (HCPs)... Continue Reading

September Brings Awareness to Prostate Cancer (September 4, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of prostate cancer programs for national prostate cancer awareness month.  Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer Screening Can Take a Toll on Quality of Life (December 19, 2012)

Screening for prostate cancer carries some risks and can affect quality of life. Considering these risks is important when making the decision about whether to be screened. The results of a study that assessed both the potential benefits of screening... Continue Reading

PSA Testing May Be Appropriate for Some Men (July 25, 2012)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a Provisional Clinical Opinion (PCO) suggesting that that men with a longer life expectancy—those with at least 10 more years to live—discuss with their physician the potential risks and... Continue Reading

Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment Persist Long-Term (July 5, 2012)

Men who are treated for prostate cancer may continue to suffer from side effects 10 years after treatment, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each year in the United States, more than 192,000 men are diagnosed... Continue Reading

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Early Stage I-II (A-B)

Protons & Prostate Cancer Treatment (April 21, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few things more mind-numbing than nuclear physics. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a physicist to understand proton therapy. Your goal, after all, is not to understand sub-atomic particles, but to cut through the hype surrounding... Continue Reading

Longer Duration of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Increases Risk of Depression in Early Prostate Cancer (April 19, 2016)

Among men with early prostate cancer, the risk of depression is increased with the use of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), particularly among men who are treated with ADT for 12 months or longer.  It is important for patients receiving ADT to speak... Continue Reading

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer (April 14, 2016)

DURHAM, N.C. –- Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks from the current treatment regimen without compromising cancer control, according to a national study led by a Duke Cancer... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Men Who Forgo Aggressive Treatment for Prostate Cancer Don’t Receive Appropriate Monitoring (December 9, 2015)

An increasing number of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are opting for active surveillance – closely monitoring their cancer – rather than aggressive treatment to avoid the debilitating potential side effects of surgery and radiation,... Continue Reading

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Locally Advanced Stage III (C)

Protons & Prostate Cancer Treatment (April 21, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few things more mind-numbing than nuclear physics. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a physicist to understand proton therapy. Your goal, after all, is not to understand sub-atomic particles, but to cut through the hype surrounding... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Gene-Targeted Drug Can Treat Prostate Cancer (October 29, 2015)

According to an international consortium of researchers led by experts at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden, a pioneering drug developed to treat women with inherited cancers can also benefit men with advanced prostate cancer. Olaparib,... Continue Reading

Two-drug combination boosts survival in metastatic prostate cancer (August 17, 2015)

Newly diagnosed patients with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer gained a dramatic survival benefit when started on two drugs simultaneously, rather than delaying the second drug until the cancer began to worsen, according to results of a clinical... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer in the News: Research, Treatment-Decision Making, & Promising New Therapies (January 29, 2015)

CancerConnect prostate cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to prostate cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates all aspects of prostate cancer research and reports... Continue Reading

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Metastatic Stage IV (D)

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Gene-Targeted Drug Can Treat Prostate Cancer (October 29, 2015)

According to an international consortium of researchers led by experts at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden, a pioneering drug developed to treat women with inherited cancers can also benefit men with advanced prostate cancer. Olaparib,... Continue Reading

Prostvac® Vaccine Promising in Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (June 1, 2015)

The prostate cancer vaccine Prostvac® (rilimogene galvacirepvec/rilimogene glafolivec) may be active in combination with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer that does not respond to hormone therapy. These findings were... Continue Reading

Adding Zytiga to Prednisone Improves Survival and Pain in Chemotherapy-Naive Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients (February 23, 2015)

CancerConnect News: The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) to prednisone significantly improves survival of chemotherapy-naive patients whose prostate cancer has become resistant to hormone therapy.  Final results of the COU-AA-302 were reported... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer in the News: Research, Treatment-Decision Making, & Promising New Therapies (January 29, 2015)

CancerConnect prostate cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to prostate cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates all aspects of prostate cancer research and reports... Continue Reading

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Refactory/Recurrent

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy with antiandrogens. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Combined Hormone and Radiation Therapy Superior to Radiation Alone for Prostate Cancer Recurring After Prostatectomy (November 4, 2015)

The addition of two years of anti-androgen therapy (AAT) to radiation therapy reduces the risk of death caused by prostate cancer among men treated for a recurrence following a prostatectomy. Treatment for early prostate cancer often includes the surgical... Continue Reading

Adding Zytiga to Prednisone Improves Survival and Pain in Chemotherapy-Naive Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients (February 23, 2015)

CancerConnect News: The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) to prednisone significantly improves survival of chemotherapy-naive patients whose prostate cancer has become resistant to hormone therapy.  Final results of the COU-AA-302 were reported... Continue Reading

Xofigo Extends Survival in Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (November 6, 2014)

For patients with advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer, the agent Xofigo® (radium-223) appears similarly effective in patients who have and have not received Taxotere® (docetaxel), a chemotherapy drug that can be used in the treatment of advanced... Continue Reading

Bayer and Orion Initiate Phase III Trial of Novel Prostate Cancer Agent ODM-201 in Men with High-Risk Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (September 18, 2014)

Bayer HealthCare and Orion Corporation, a pharmaceutical company based in Espoo, Finland, have begun to enroll patients in a Phase III trial with ODM-201, an investigational novel oral androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor in clinical development for the treatment... Continue Reading

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