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    admin wrote a new blog post: Six Cups or More of Coffee May Lower Men’s Risk for Prostate Cancer   7 years, 9 months ago

    New research suggests that men who drink six or more cups of coffee a day may be lowering their risk for advanced prostate cancer by 60 percent.

    Kathryn Wilson, a research fellow in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead researcher for this study said “There are a lot of compounds in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Investigational Drug Cabozantinib Active Against Advanced Prostate Cancer   7 years, 9 months ago

    When prostate cancer stops responding to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), it is referred to as hormone-refractory prostate cancer.  Although advances have been made in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer, challenges remain and new drugs continue to be developed.

    An investigational drug called Cabozantinib is showing promise in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Single-Incision Mini-Slings (SIMS) Don’t Perform Well in Stress Urinary Incontinence   7 years, 9 months ago

    Results from the review of Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Fattah of the University of Aberdeen and his colleagues on single-incision mini-slings (SIMS) compared to standard midurethral slings (SMUS) in their short and medium term efficacy shows SIMS don’t perform as well in women with stress <span style="text-decoration: [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Investigational Drug Cabozantinib Active Against Advanced Prostate Cancer   7 years, 9 months ago

    When prostate cancer stops responding to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), it is referred to as hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Although advances have been made in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer, challenges remain and new drugs continue to be developed.

    An investigational drug called Cabozantinib is showing promise in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer particularly [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Long Term Acetaminophen Use Associated with Lower Prostate Cancer Risk   7 years, 9 months ago

    A new study from American Cancer Society shows that acetaminophen use of 30 tablets a month or more for five or more years was associated with an estimated 38% lower risk for prostate cancer.  This study is one of the two studies of prostate cancer to date that have examined the association with acetaminophen use [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Infections Secondary to Transrectal Prostate Needle Biopsy   7 years, 9 months ago

    If prostate cancer is suspected, a prostate needle biopsy is recommended.  This surgical procedure takes about 15 minutes and is usually performed in the urologist’s office.

    Post biopsy infections are very rare, occurring in less than 1% of patients however research reports suggest that the rate of infectious complications, including sepsis may be increasing. [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Pioglitazone (Actos) Drug Suspended in France and Germany Due to Possible Bladder Cancer Link   7 years, 9 months ago

    Diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone), sold by Takeda Pharmaceutical’s have been suspended in France and Germany because of its potential bladder cancer risk which was seen in tests of male rats.

    Actos was approved for use in Europe in 2000.

    In France, after an official French [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: FDA Calls for Warning Labels on Drugs for Enlarged Prostate   7 years, 9 months ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for new warning labels on part of a class of medications used to primarily treat enlarged prostate called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARI). This new warning is based on the results of two large prostate cancer trials where it shows that the medications may raise the risk [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: FDA Calls for Warning Labels on Drugs for Enlarged Prostate   7 years, 9 months ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for new warning labels on part of a class of medications used to primarily treat enlarged prostate called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARI).  This new warning is based on the results of two large prostate cancer trials where it shows that the medications may raise the [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: FDA Calls for Warning Labels on Drugs for Enlarged Prostate   7 years, 9 months ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for new warning labels on part of a class of medications used to primarily treat enlarged prostate called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARI).  This new warning is based on the results of two large prostate cancer trials where it shows that the medications may raise the [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Adjustable Balloon Implant Alleviates Male Incontinence   7 years, 9 months ago

    Men suffer from stress incontinence – approximately 1% after transurethral resection and up to 87% after radical prostatectomy.

    The standard treatment for postoperative sphincter incompetence in men is artificial urinary sphincter but it involves complex intraoperative procedure which may be associated with significant complications.

    Minimally invasive alternatives include injected bulking agents or stem cells, bone-anchored and re-adjustable [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Infections Secondary to Transrectal Prostate Needle Biopsy   7 years, 9 months ago

    If prostate cancer is suspected, a prostate needle biopsy is recommended. This surgical procedure takes about 15 minutes and is usually performed in the urologist’s office.
    Post biopsy infections are very rare, occurring in less than 1% of patients however research reports suggest that the rate of infectious complications, including sepsis may be increasing. [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Investigational Drug Cabozantinib Active Against Advanced Prostate Cancer   7 years, 9 months ago

    When prostate cancer stops responding to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), it is referred to as hormone-refractory prostate cancer.  Although advances have been made in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer, challenges remain and new drugs continue to be developed.

    An investigational drug called Cabozantinib is showing promise in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Six Cups or More of Coffee May Lower Men’s Risk for Prostate Cancer   7 years, 9 months ago

    New research suggests that men who drink six or more cups of coffee a day may be lowering their risk for advanced prostate cancer by 60 percent.

    Kathryn Wilson, a research fellow in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead researcher for this study said “There are a lot of [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Generic Urologic Drugs Less Effective   7 years, 9 months ago

    Two small observational studies suggest that switching from branded to generic urologic drugs led to deterioration of efficacy and more side effects.

    In one study, investigators studied 257 men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that was treated for at least 6 months with branded medication – alpha-blocker in 169 men and 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor (5ARI) [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: FDA approves Zytiga for Late-stage Prostate Cancer   7 years, 9 months ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) in combination with prednisone (a steroid) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior docetaxel (chemotherapy).

    In prostate cancer, the male sex hormone testosterone stimulates prostate tumors to grow. Drugs or surgery are used to reduce testosterone production or to [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: More Boys Wet Their Beds Than Girls   7 years, 9 months ago

    Researchers from the Prince of Wales Hospital at the Chinese University of Hong Kong had parents of about 3,000 girls and 3,100 boys ages six to eleven years old fill out questionnaires on how often their kids wet their beds.

    The researchers found-

    *  5 in 100 kids wet their beds at night

    * 7 out of 100 [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: FDA approves Zytiga for Late-stage Prostate Cancer   7 years, 9 months ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) in combination with prednisone (a steroid) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior docetaxel (chemotherapy).

    In prostate cancer, the male sex hormone testosterone stimulates prostate tumors to grow. Drugs or surgery are used to reduce testosterone production or to [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: FDA approves Zytiga for Late-stage Prostate Cancer   7 years, 10 months ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) in combination with prednisone (a steroid) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior docetaxel (chemotherapy).

    In prostate cancer, the male sex hormone testosterone stimulates prostate tumors to grow. Drugs or surgery are used to reduce testosterone production [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Progress in Prostate Cancer Detection with New Pro-PSA Test   7 years, 10 months ago

    For prostate cancer, the only current commercially available screening tests approved by FDA results in a high number of false positive results which leads to unnecessary biopsies, over detection and over treatment of indolent cancer. This is particularly true on the aggressive form of the cancer.

    There is a new test that was recently approved [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Sleep Problems Associated with Incontinence   7 years, 10 months ago

    According to the results of a new study, sleep problems are associated with urologic conditions such as incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and nocturia – the need to get up during the night to urinate.

    For five years, researchers at New England Research Institutes, Inc. [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: MRI Highly Effective in Identifying Prostate Cancer Recurrence Even at Low PSA Levels   7 years, 10 months ago

    According to a study conducted by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a pelvic MRI scan with IV contrast and rectal balloon is highly effective in identifying local recurrence even at low PSA values in prostate cancer patients with a rising or persistently elevated PSA after prostatectomy.

    For prostate cancer patients [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Acupuncture Relieves Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects   7 years, 10 months ago

    The main treatment for men with prostate cancer focuses significantly on reducing the level of testosterone in the body by either surgery or hormone therapy. Testosterone is needed by the cancer to grow and spread.  Eliminating testosterone has been proven to keep the cancer in check.  However, this type of therapy also causes [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Acupuncture Relieves Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects   7 years, 10 months ago

    The main treatment for men with prostate cancer focuses significantly on reducing the level of testosterone in the body by either surgery or hormone therapy. Testosterone is needed by the cancer to grow and spread. Eliminating testosterone has been proven to keep the cancer in check. However, this type of therapy also causes [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Research Study for Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Due To Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)   7 years, 10 months ago

    Are you a man age 50 or older?

    Do you have to urinate frequently during the day and at night?

    Do you have trouble urinating?

    Are these and other urinary problems interfering with your life and your relationships?

    If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may be a candidate for the L.I.F.T. Study.

    The L.I.F.T. [...]