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Drop in prostate cancer screening reveals split among doctors
By Lisa Rapaport. (Reuters Health) - - After U.S. guidelines advised against routine tests, declines in prostate cancer screening have been sharper among primary care doctors than urologists, according to a new study that suggests the medical community ... [...]
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Life-extending drug for breast cancer patients cleared for NHS use
A drug that can extend the lives of people with incurable breast cancer has been cleared for use within NHS Scotland. Fulvestrant is given to patients who have already been treated with other hormonal therapies which are no longer controlling the cancer. [...]
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Ferring announces the start of the PRONOUNCE Trial for patients with advanced …
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men worldwide with 1.1 million cases diagnosed and over 300,000 deaths in 2012.1 Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is considered the gold-standard treatment for patients with advanced ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer Treatment Using Focused Ultrasound System Gets FDA Approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SonaCare Medical's Sonablate 450 focused ultrasound system for ablation therapy on prostate tissue. A pioneer in high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, the Indianapolis, ... [...]
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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink
The lack of awareness, even among doctors, oncologist Giordano says, means less money for needed research to figure out how breast cancer in men differs from women especially when it comes to life saving treatment. Treatments for men are based on ... [...]
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Rwanda: Why Cancer Is Everyone's Concern
After too much suspicion, Nsabimana went to Butare where they checked and confirmed that she had breast cancer. The news was just bad enough, but she stood strong to begin treatment. Unlike most diseases, treatment of cancer follows phases and ... [...]
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Prostate cancer patients confused in urology versus radiation oncology wars
Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer face a confusing array of treatment choices, each with its own price tag and idiosyncratic side effects. But when it comes to comparing the effectiveness of those treatments, things get political. [...]
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Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment Halaven® (eribulin) Receives Reimbursement in …
Halaven® (eribulin), a first-in-class treatment for women with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have progressed after at least one prior chemotherapeutic regimen for advanced disease, has received reimbursement by the health authorities ... [...]
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BPH, Prostate Cancer Treatments Using Androgen Pathway Given Fresh Look
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer (PCa) are frequent diseases of middle-age and older men, and are associated with abnormal growth of the prostate. The authors note that studies dating back to 1995 have associated androgen ... [...]
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Evaluation of a new transperineal ultrasound probe for inter-fraction image …
The aim of this study was to evaluate a new system based on transperineal ultrasound (TP-US) acquisitions for prostate and post-prostatectomy pre-treatment positioning by comparing this device to cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). ... CNRS UMR5220 ... [...]
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Women Who Survive Breast or Thyroid Cancer Are More Likely to Develop the …
Treatment effect. Most early-stage breast cancers are treated with surgery, followed by radiation therapy. Previous studies have suggested that exposure to radiation affects the risk of certain cancers, including lung, esophageal, and blood cancers ... [...]
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Possible BPH Therapy Seen in Using Curcumin as Dietary Supplement
Curcumin, one of the primary ingredients in turmeric and curry powders, and with beneficial effects in several diseases including retinal diseases and Parkinson's disease, was also suggested to enhance degradation of a key receptor in prostate cancer ... [...]
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