Navigation Links
Early detection of prostate cancer

A new study, conducted by teams in Stockholm and Boston, looked at the relationship between prostate-specific antigen, or PSA (the chemical currently used as a ‘marker’ for prostate cancer progression), and two other blood proteins.

It was found that men with prostate cancer who could not be detected by the PSA test could potentially be picked up by measuring levels of the two other proteins – called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like// growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3). Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men over 55, but there is no single test that is sufficiently accurate to justify a program of screening all men in this age group.

Current guidelines, set by the NH&MRC, advise that only men with symptoms (such as problems with urinating, or blood in the urine) be tested. The first stage of testing includes both a rectal examination and a blood test for PSA levels. A diagnosis of prostate cancer is then confirmed or excluded using a biopsy.

That same group of men, however, had other potential cancer indicators: their levels of the protein IGF-1 were higher than those of a similar group of men who were cancer-free, and their levels of IGFBP-3 were lower. Furthermore, while levels of IGF-1 were high for all men with prostate cancer, low levels of IGFBP-3 were found only in those with low PSA levels.

Low levels of IGFBP-3 and high levels of IGF-1, the researchers suggest, might therefore be used to design a more sensitive test for prostate cancer: one that would identify cases that would not be detected through a PSA test alone. Low levels of IGFBP-3 might also identify men at high risk of developing prostate cancer in the future.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Early detection of heart attack
2. Early puberty linked to nutrition
3. Early Clue to Down Syndrome
4. Early delivery can prevent cancer
5. Early puberty more resistance
6. Early menopause- The cause
7. Early menopause- The cause
8. Early Warning System For Breast Cancer
9. Early therapy aids eyesight
10. Early detection of colorectal cancer may be hindered by coloured toilet disinfectants
11. Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... WI (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As ... in medicine known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out ... partners. , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX ... CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will ... and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The ... the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book ... have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of ... Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his ... veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host its ... on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. ... 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will also highlight ... and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: