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  • Prostate cancer tests are now OK with U.S. panel, with caveats

    An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.


  • Prostate cancer and dementia: Do hormone blockers boost risks?

    Hormone-blocking drugs for prostate cancer may increase men’s chances for developing dementia, a large study suggests.


  • Ben Stiller credits prostate cancer test for saving his life

    Ben Stiller on Tuesday revealed that he battled prostate cancer in 2014, and he credits the test that diagnosed the cancer with saving his life.


  • Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival same

    Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds …


  • Pfizer to pay $14 billion for Medivation

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.


  • Choice of PSA tests a personal one

    Prostate cancer kills more than 20,000 men every year. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave prostate-specific antigen testing and its attendant (and not much fun) rectal examination a flunking …


  • Heaps of positive energy

    As a runner who completed the 50-mile Le Grizz Ultramarathon in Montana as a younger man – and then did it 19 more times – Steve Heaps is slower than …


  • Radiation enhances prostate cancer treatment

    CHICAGO – Doctors are reporting a key advance in treating men with cancer that has started to spread beyond the prostate: Survival is significantly better if radiation is added to …


  • Prostate cancer therapy OK’d by FDA

    LOS ANGELES – The Food and Drug Administration approved a new immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer on Thursday, the first therapeutic vaccine for cancer ever approved by the agency. The …


  • Drug may shrink risk of prostate cancer

    LOS ANGELES – Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking a drug already on the market. …


  • Wait, see approach to prostate cancer

    For men over age 65, doing nothing to treat localized, nonaggressive prostate cancer may be the best policy, according to major new research. Survival rates have improved to 94 percent …


  • Approval of prostate vaccine urged

    A controversial prostate cancer vaccine that previously had been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration improves survival of patients with the advanced form of the disease more than existing …


  • Prostate treatment study shows improved survival

    An experimental treatment that takes an entirely new approach to fighting prostate cancer extended survival in a late-stage study, its maker announced Tuesday. Seattle-based Dendreon Corp. said that its Provenge …


  • More doctors advising wait-and-see for some prostate cancers

    BALTIMORE – When Peter Bentey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, the doctor told him that he needed surgery. So did the doctor who gave him a second opinion. And the …


  • Finasteride may benefit prostate health, NIH says

    Healthy men older than 55 who are concerned enough about the risk of prostate cancer to undergo annual PSA screening should consider taking the drug finasteride daily to reduce their …