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Gene therapy delivery of nerve growth factors reverses erectile dysfunction in animal model

... the cavernous nerve that results from surgery for prostate cancer. Even if a patient receives a nerve-sparing procedure during surgery, recovery from ED after radical prostatectomy may take a long time. In this study, which was led by Joseph C. Glorioso, III, Ph.D., chair of the department of biochemistr...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

...ivitamin use is not linked with early or localized prostate cancer, taking too many multivitamins may be assoc...iated with an increased risk for advanced or fatal prostate cancers, according to a study in the May 16 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute ....

No magic tomato? Study breaks link between lycopene and prostate cancer prevention

...ious and tasty, but don’t count on them to prevent prostate cancer. In the May issue of Cancer Epidemiology, ...ly found in tomatoes, does not effectively prevent prostate cancer. In fact, the researchers noted an association between beta-carotene, an antioxidant related...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

..., noting that the role of the IGF-1 gene family in prostate cancer susceptibility has already been well established. Building upon previous research showing that the IGF-1 gene plays an important role in growth, body size and longevity in mice, the dog researchers used physical observations, X-ray imaging ...

Veterinary scientists explore poultry virus as cancer killer

...vian Newcastle disease virus (NDV) can treat human prostate cancer. Dr. Elankurmaran Subbiah, assistant pro...development for an innovative approach to treating prostate cancer. Subbiah and his co-investigator, Dr. Siba K. Samal, associate dean, University of Maryla...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...nd shortest for patients with melanoma (2.2 days), prostate cancer (3.8 days) and breast cancer (4.0 days). Co...ent time costs were lowest for melanoma ($271) and prostate cancer ($842) and highest for gastric ($5,348) and ovarian ($5,605) cancer. In the last year of li...

Stress may help cancer cells resist treatment, research shows

...t the stress hormone epinephrine causes changes in prostate and breast cancer cells that may make them resista...stress directly changes cancer cells." Studying prostate and breast cancer cells in the laboratory, Kulik and colleagues found that a protein called BAD ?whi...

Gene elevating breast cancer risk also causes prostate cancer

...ancers, as well as 164 familial and 475 unselected prostate cancer patients. In prostate cancer, one multigenerational cancer family was found where cancer occurred in several generations a...

Radiation therapy combo cures prostate cancer long-term

...d implants and external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer are cured of their disease 15 years followi...y, to prolong the long-term disease cure rates for prostate cancer. Over the course of 15 years, doctors followed 232 men with early-stage prostate cancer who r...

New cell type identified in cancer development

...y have also been found in breast, brain, colon and prostate cancers. Because they are rather unstable, they are notoriously tricky to isolate and describe. They are also resistant to virtually any kind of treatment, and some scientists believe they are the reason cancer recurs. Until now, no one has known ho...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

...le, antihormone therapies used to treat breast and prostate cancer also can decrease bone mineral density. We would like to see clinical trials instigated to study the effects of such cancer therapies on bone health and tumor metastasis." ...

Inflammation may play role in metastasis of prostate cancer

...ors actually plays a key role in the metastasis of prostate cancer. The research, appearing online March 19 i...s, which is the spread of cancer in late stages of prostate cancer development. The findings by Michael Karin, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology in UCSD's Labora...

Sunshine pill for prostate cancer in 2009

...n could be available for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer as early as 2009. But it remains to be seen whether the drug will be the revolution in prostate cancer care that its makers claim. The drug, Asentar (DN-101), is based on vitamin D and is given ...

Cancer researchers add spice to research against rare neuromuscular disease

...ho focus on the molecular signaling that underlies prostate cancer have discovered a compound that shows promi...edicine. In their search for new treatments for prostate cancer and other diseases, Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., and his colleagues have taken a few cues from ce...

Nanoparticles for delivery of prostate cancer treatment

...research on the delivery of a targeted therapy for prostate cancer using nanoparticles. Garen and his coll...tate Cancer Foundation will extend his research to prostate cancer, which is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States. Prostate cancer stri...

St. Jude announces breakthrough in eye cancer treatment

... to be suitable for certain forms of breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer, and is simple enough for widespr...dult cancers as well. "Some forms of breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer are caused by abnormally large quantities of MDMX in the cells," Dyer explained. "S...

Men with prostate cancer avoid radiation due to misconceptions

...s about radiation therapy can strongly influence a prostate cancer patient's choice to avoid external beam rad...formed decision about their treatment." Men with prostate cancer often choose between external beam radiation therapy, radiation seed implants and surgery to ...

'Super' enzyme may lead way to better tumor vaccines

...enzyme is used in people, the first target will be prostate cancer ?a long-standing interest of his laboratory. However, he said, it could be modified to attack other tumors as well. ...

Scientists discover way to block growth of prostate cancer cells

...micals called reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the prostate gland that play a role in the development of prostate cancer. They found that a drug that blocks this pathway significantly prolonged survival and inhibi...

Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds

...ntigen (PSA) test, the standard screening test for prostate cancer, a multicenter study has found. The study...t the same testosterone metabolism responsible for prostate growth also causes male-pattern baldness (called androgenic alopecia), Dr. Roehrborn said. Both BPH ...

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