Navigation Links
Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans
Date:8/5/2008

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) UC Davis Cancer Center physicians today released results of research showing that Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange have greatly increased risks of prostate cancer and even greater risks of getting the most aggressive form of the disease as compared to those who were not exposed.

The findings, which appear online now and will be published in the September 15 issue of the journal Cancer, are the first to link the herbicide with this form of cancer. The research is also the first to utilize a large population of men in their 60s and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for the disease.

"While others have linked Agent Orange to cancers such as soft-tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, there is limited evidence so far associating it with prostate cancer," said Karim Chamie, lead author of the study and resident physician with the UC Davis Department of Urology and the VA Northern California Health Care System. "Here we report on the largest study to date of Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange and the incidence of prostate cancer."

Chamie also said that, unlike previous studies that were either too small or conducted on men who were too young, patients in the current study were entering their prime years for developing prostate cancer. There was also the added advantage that it was conducted entirely during the era of PSA screening, providing a powerful tool for early diagnosis and tracking of prostate cancer.

More than 13,000 Vietnam veterans enrolled in the VA Northern California Health Care System were stratified into two groups exposed or not exposed to Agent Orange between 1962 and 1971. Based on medical evaluations conducted between 1998 and 2006, the study revealed that twice as many men exposed to Agent Orange were identified with prostate cancer. In addition, Agent Orange-exposed men were diagnosed two-and-a-half years younger and
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Finney
karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9064
University of California - Davis - Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Landmark studies assess risk of exposure to elevated levels of EMS confirm clear toxicity threshold
2. Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions
3. OSU study shows exposure to bad air raises blood pressure
4. Early exposure to common weed killer impairs amphibian development
5. Exposure to low levels of radon appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer, new study finds
6. Low exposure to asbestos-like mineral from Montana vermiculite may up lung disease risk
7. Moderate prenatal exposure to alcohol and stress in monkeys can cause touch sensitivity
8. MIT: Prenatal arsenic exposure detected in newborns
9. Time spent in car drives up air pollution exposure
10. Nanoparticle exposures happen, says expert
11. Researchers developing device to predict proper light exposure for human health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the ... drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in ... better treatment options for recovering drug addicts. The new ... Brook University in New York, USA and the U.S. ... Optical Society,s (OSA) open-access journal Biomedical Optics ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... first person to alert the world to Global Warming, ... captured and stored underground. He says that Carbon Capture, ... best way to avoid global warming getting out of ... University, New York) made the call during his presentation ... 150 scientists are meeting to discuss Carbon Capture and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Wis. The mechanical force that a single fungal cell ... vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting ... In fact, it may not be too much of a ... land without the ability to respond to the touch of ... An, a professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):This is your brain's blood vessels on drugs 2This is your brain's blood vessels on drugs 3Global warming pioneer calls for CO2 to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground 2A touching story: The ancient conversation between plants, fungi and bacteria 2A touching story: The ancient conversation between plants, fungi and bacteria 3
... major food source for much of the world, rice is one ... from disease has become, in part, the task of a group ... State University. The researchers are looking at two bacterial diseases ... is caused by a bacterium called Xanthomonas oryzae pathovar oryzae ...
... N.Y. (Wednesday, April 1, 2009) Along with new ... home to an in-depth library of basic laboratory methods. ... of these standard techniques. From molecular biology researchers ... is the commonly used method for nucleic acid amplification. ...
... (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) New research from UC Davis Cancer Center ... ingredient that allows breast cancer to spread to other organs ... April 1 issue of Cancer Research , is one ... the disease. Kermit Carraway, senior author of the study, ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers examine bacterial rice diseases, search for genetic solutions 2Basic guides to PCR, labeling neurons featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 2UC Davis researchers identify a protein that may help breast cancer spread, beat cancer drugs 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Vt. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... testing around the world is available from Strategic ... diagnostics companies. “ Industrial Microbiology Market Review, Fourth ... Industrial Market ” (IMMR—4) tracks and compares microbiology ... in North America, Europe and Asia, and forecasts ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., a leading ... to support their communication needs with the ... conferencing platform GlobalMeet powered by SoundConnect. The solution ... SoundConnect delivers award winning “results driven” business class ... be utilizing GlobalMeet powered by SoundConnect ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Whitehouse Laboratories is excited to announce ... PTI Inspection Systems that will enable it ... art leak testing method development and validation programs using ... As part of this agreement, Whitehouse Labs has taken ... Instrument developed and manufactured by PTI. The HVLD ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Green & ... in Series B funding and secured Otter Capital as ... capital will accelerate commercialization of GGI’s Agriplier™ technology, building ... types. , “Since our first meeting, we have ... the biological product space,” said Alan Sobba, President and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 22 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 3PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 2Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 3Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 3
... PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. ... earnings release after the market closes on April 27, 2011. ... not be hosting a conference call to discuss its first ... Inspiration. Dedication. Innovation. Talecris Biotherapeutics ...
... NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 ... research report is available in its ... Market: DNA Probes And Biochips ... New Product Development Opportunities and ...
... at Penn State University, the Salk Institute for Biological ... recreating a schizophrenic patient,s own brain cells, which then ... dish. The method brings researchers a step closer to ... is expected to be used to study other mysterious ...
Cached Biology Technology:Reportlinker Adds Molecular Diagnostics Market: DNA Probes And Biochips 2Reportlinker Adds Molecular Diagnostics Market: DNA Probes And Biochips 3Scientists recreate brain cells from skin cells to study schizophrenia safely 2Scientists recreate brain cells from skin cells to study schizophrenia safely 3
Human Carnosine Dipeptidase 1 Affinity Purified PAb...
... Polyoxyethylene Lauryl Ether ... 0.02% Kathon Preservative. Surfactant. ... in immunohistochemistry is 1 ... 35 solution added to ...
Mouse monoclonal [4i97] to HLA Class 1 A25 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein (Human): HLA Class 1 Antigen-A25. Swiss Protein ID: P18462...
MMP-1/8 (H-300)...
Biology Products: