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Value of Prostate Screening in Doubt: Studies

(Newser) – Routine screenings may do little or nothing to prevent deaths from prostate cancer, two new studies show. In US research on 76,000 men, the widely used PSA blood test didn't lower ... said ... read more

Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Significantly Reduce Deaths, Two Studies Find

Men are being urged to carefully consider risks before undergoing prostate cancer screening ... cast new doubt on the utility of one of the most widely used tests for one of the most common cancers. " ... read more

Prostate cancer screening? Some men say ‘no’

Not the prostate-specific antigen test ... have cast doubt on the procedures. For instance, a 2006 study of nearly 72,000 men older than 50 at 10 Veterans Affairs hospitals in New England found that t... read more

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New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Boost 'Shared Decision Making'

The American Cancer Society ... lives, cast light on a process you may soon be hearing more about: shared, or informed, decision making. As it applies to prostate cancer screening, that means men elig... read more

Role of Genetic Testing for Inherited Prostate Cancer Risk: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2017

Shore, Atlantic Urology Clinics/Carolina Urologic Research Center, Myrtle Beach, SC; and Richard Wender, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA. Guidelines are limited for genetic testing for prostate c... read more

New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75

Medical organization make varying recommends about prostate cancer screening. The American Cancer Society position is that a test should be offered ... ever study of its kind is shedding doubt on the ... read more

Cancer screening smackdown continues: Pap smears and colonoscopies take a hit

It’s been a long three weeks for the American Cancer Society. The public relations ... serious flaws in the system for breast and prostate cancer screening and called for new approaches. “Screening ha... read more

"Liquid biopsies" for cancer: not ready for prime time

As I pointed out in my first SBM post on the topic, at least three-quarters of men over 80 have evidence of prostate ... test, even though that person has at most average risk for cancer but probably ... read more

CURE Pharmaceutical Initiates Cancer Cannabis Study

The study will research leukemia and prostate ... but not to treat the cancer itself. Technion's lab group has already discovered two new pathways that have been activated by cannabis extracts in canc... read more

Optical fusion: Like minds meld in $4.2B Merck KGaA, GSK vision for oncology

The third experiment will test the compound in biliary tract ... as a second-line maintenance platinum ovarian cancer therapy. (See BioWorld, Dec. 4, 2018.) M-7824 made a splash at the American Societ... read more

Bad Science and Breast Cancer

In nearly every case, the dying patient was cast as a victim of both her breast cancer and ... that he was going to begin transplanting in patients with advanced prostate cancer. The doctors were sile... read more

Moving cancer research out of the Petri dish and into the third dimension

German bacteriologist and military physician Julius Richard Petri invented the Petri dish in 1887 ... so distorts the cells and cell behavior as to cast doubt on a significant portion of critical canc... read more

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