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  • A Better Blood Test For Prostate Cancer (Medical News Today)

    New studies of a blood protein recently identified at Johns Hopkins, early prostate cancer antigen-2 (EPCA-2), may change the way men are screened for prostate cancer - a disease that kills tens of thousands of men every year. Current standards of screening and testing for prostate cancer focus on the blood protein prostate-specific antigen (PSA) along with a digital rectal examination. [click ...

  • The Risk Of Renal Impairment In Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases Treated With ... (Medical News Today) Nearly one-quarter of prostate cancer (CaP) patients treated with zoledronic acid (ZA) suffer renal impairment according to a report by Dr. Oh and colleagues in the online version of Cancer.ZA is an intravenous bisphosphonate given to decrease skeletal related events in CaP patients with bone metastases. [click link for full article]

  • For Men, a Saving Surgery: Twenty-Five Years Ago, Patrick C. Walsh Devised a Prostate-Cancer Operation That Allowed ... (RedNova)

    By Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer Apr. 30--In 1982, the surgical cure for prostate cancer was considered worse than the disease. Removing the prostate meant life-threatening bleeding, guaranteed impotence, and a 1 in 4 chance of incontinence.

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