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Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer

...tate, as well as lower levels of prostate specific antigen or PSA in serum, a common marker used to detect prostate cancer. Dr. Edward Giovannucci, professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School said that as the number is small , it is hard to conclude anything definitive from the study. Surprisingly, ho...

New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

... prostate specific antigen. PSA, prostate-specific antigen levels increase in prostate cancer patients. These dendritic cells are then injected under the patient's skin to trigger immune system to destroy the tumor. Patients received three doses of the vaccine at increased levels each time. Vieweg said four...

Anthrax vaccine produced

...proteins to enter. A harmless form of protective antigen is the main ingredient of the new vaccine. However, it also includes trace amounts of the harmless forms of lethal factor and edema factor, which boost the vaccine's effectiveness. Dr Bhatnagar said that if further tests proved successful, the new v...

A sexy cure for cold

... by measuring levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antigen found in saliva and mucosal linings. IgA is the primary sheild against colds and flu. It binds to bacteria that foray the body, and then activates the immune system to destroy them. Dr Carl Charnetski, of Wilkes University , and his colleague Fran...

New diagnostic marker for prostate cancer

...will score over the conventional prostate specific antigen (PSA) screen for prostate cancer. For PSA is found in cancer but also in benign prostate disease. AMACR looks to be far more specific. And the researchers have found the gene in other cancers too, such as colorectal, ovarian and breast cancer, which ...

Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer

...explained. That marker is called prostate-specific antigen or PSA, which is hormone-dependent. Hormone suppression may lower PSA levels suggesting the prostate cancer has been cut back, which might be an incorrect assumption. "We may just be fooling ourselves that the cancer is not there," Koeneman said. He...

Inadequate proof to justify routine prostate screen

...e offering to all men. While the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test can detect cancer early,// there is controversy over how useful the test really is. The US Preventive Services Task Force has looked into all the research that's been done on PSA and finds that there is insufficient evidence that it improv...

Combination regime may work against prostate cancer

... alone. This was measured by the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response rate. 81 per cent of the subjects showed a PSA level reduced by more than half while 59 percent showed a 75 percent decrease in the PSA levels. PSA is produced in the prostate gland. A high level of PSA may indicate the presence of ca...

Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

...could be measured via changes in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) found that prostate cancer doubling time may be an auxiliary marker of response to chemotherapy// in patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer. The study was carried out with forty men who had hormone refractory prostate cancer and bi-d...

A better test than cytology for Urinary Malignancy

...ion products and one that tested for bladder tumor antigen BTA. The samples were also examined cytologically. The overall sensitivity of the fibrinogen/fibrin test was 100%, and the accuracy was 83%. The sensitivity of the BTA test was 50%, and the accuracy 62%. In comparison, the sensitivity of the cytology...

Lifestyle linked to prostate cancer risk

...he University of Texas looked at prostate specific antigen levels, the aggressiveness of the cancer measured by a biopsy Gleason score and the size of the tumour.The researchers discovered that patients with a high risk of progression were significantly more likely to be obese.// Moreover they exercise less ...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer

...astases. However the presence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or rising PSA has proven the most effective way to detect recurrent prostate cancer. When imaging techniques have not proven particularly reliable//, the researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine tested 11C-acetate PET scans...

Awareness increase Prostate cancer detection

...sts of digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. In rectal exam the doctor will insert a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to examine the size and characteristics of the prostate.// The prostate should be symmetrical, about the size of a walnut, and absent of any nodules o...

Finasteride lowers risk of prostate cancer but increases risk of high-grade tumors

...were normal in all subjects, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels// were no more than 3.0 ng/mL. Among the 4368 men in the finasteride group treated for 7 years, prostate cancer was detected in 18.4%, compared with 24.4% of the 4692 assigned to placebo group, a significant difference (p Treatment was...

Finasteride lowers risk of prostate cancer but increases risk of high-grade tumors

...were normal in all subjects, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were no more than 3.0 ng/mL. Among the 4368 men in the finasteride group treated for 7 years,// prostate cancer was detected in 18.4%, compared with 24.4% of the 4692 assigned to placebo group, a significant difference (p Treatment was...

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

...e drug is called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4-IgG1 or CTLA4Ig. Preliminary research shows CTLA4Ig may be effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from Belgium conducted a study to see if this drug is helpful for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis ...

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

...e drug is called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4-IgG1 or CTLA4Ig. Preliminary research shows CTLA4Ig may be effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from Belgium conducted a study to see if this drug is helpful for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis ...

Screening For Prostate Cancer in men over 75 Questioned

The prostate specific antigen test is a convenient and relatively inexpensive way for early detection of prostate cancer. While efficacy of PSA is controversial in younger men, doctors say there is a general consensus that the test //should not be given to men over 75. Despite th...

A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

...Although 1 patient had a drop in prostate specific antigen (PSA) of more than 50%, the computed tomography findings did not show an equivalent response. The patients' median time to progression was 10 months, with a range of 6 months to over 20 months. Two patients are living; 8 died due to disease progre...

Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Test

The prostate specific antigen level is a marker to help determine if a man has prostate cancer. Researchers conducted a study to determine //the prevalence of men with prostate cancer who had a PSA level of four or less. Data was used from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial. A...

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