Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression – Men with prostate cancer who consumed the active compounds in green tea demonstrated a significant reduction in serum markers predictive of prostate cancer progression, revealed by researchers.
BPA may cause heart disease in women, research shows – New research by a team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that bisphenol A (BPA) may be harmful for the heart, particularly in women. Results of several studies are being presented in Washington, D.C., at ENDO 09, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, June 10-13.
UCLA study details quality of life for prostate cancer patients 4 years out from treatment – A long-term study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that the three most common treatments for localized prostate cancer had significant impacts on patients’ quality of life, a finding that could help guide doctors and patients in making treatment decisions.
Penn researchers discover genetic risk factor for testicular cancer. Gene is associated with a three-fold increase in risk. – Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have uncovered variation around two genes that are associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer.
Restricting carbohydrates appears to slow the growth of prostate tumors — this is a potential new mechanism to fight prostate cancer growth and help patients live longer with their disease. – Restricting carbohydrates, regardless of weight loss, appears to slow the growth of prostate tumors, according to an animal study being published this week by researchers in the Duke Prostate Center.
Markers for inflammation discovered in breast cancer survivors are linked to survival – A study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified two proteins in the blood that could become important prognostic markers for long-term survival in breast cancer patients.
Quick test for prostate cancer – A new 3-minute test could help in diagnosing prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the UK, according to scientists. – A new 3-minute test could help in diagnosing prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the UK, according to scientists. Researchers have developed the test by using light energy to measure the level of citrate in fluid samples from the prostate gland.
Genetic marker may predict early onset of prostate cancer – Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have identified a genetic marker that is associated with an earlier onset of prostate cancer in Caucasian men who have a family history of prostate cancer. If the data are confirmed, the marker may help clinicians personalize prostate cancer screening.
Home-based Diet and Exercise Intervention Can Improve Physical Function in Older Cancer Survivors. – A home-based program aimed at improving exercise and diet can lead to meaningful improvements in physical function among older long-term cancer survivors, according to the results of a study led by researchers from Duke University Medical Center and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Surgery improves survival for prostate cancer patients younger than 50 – For men younger than 50 with prostate cancer, undergoing a radical prostatectomy can greatly increase their chances for long-term survival, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital.