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  • ASCO GU 2008 - Prostate Cancer-Specific Mortality After Radical Prostatectomy In The Prostate-Specific Antigen Era (Medical News Today) - The long-term risk of CaP specific mortality after RP is poorly defined. The diagnostic lead-time using a PSA screening interval of 4 years is 11 years. This study developed a nomogram from 6,398 patients at MSKCC and Baylor from 1987-2005. A validation cohort of 4,103 patients from the Cleveland Clinic was also applied.

  • ASCO GU 2008 - Surgical Prospectives In High-Risk Prostate Cancer (Medical News Today) - Dr. Benson from Columbia University discussed radical prostatectomy (RP) in the treatment of high-risk CaP. Dr. Benson stated that the goal of the RP is to remove the prostate with negative margins. Pelvic lymphadenectomy may have a role in improved outcomes. 5% of men with localized CaP have occult positive lymph nodes (LN) in one study.

  • St. Clair County Health Department offers prostate cancer tests (Collinsville Herald)

    The St. Clair County Health Department, a member of the Prostate Cancer Alliance, will provide two prostrate cancer education tests and a free prostate-specific antigen blood test to men over 40, along with a brief education session on prostrate cancer. The PSA test is used to screen and detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages.

  • Association Between Androgen-Deprivation Therapy And Incidence Of Diabetes Among Males With Prostate Cancer (Medical News Today) - A report in the December, 2007 issue of Urology by M.J. Lange and associates links androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer (CaP) to incident diabetes mellitus (DM). The study rationale is based upon knowledge that ADT is associated with loss of lean body mass, increase of fat body mass, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance.

  • Veggies, wine ward off prostate woes (TVNZ)

    Men who want to avoid developing the benign but bothersome prostate enlargement that typically accompanies ageing should cut their intake of fat and red meat, eat more vegetables, and have a couple of drinks a day, a new study suggests.

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