Data re-analysis shows drug finasteride reduces risk for most prostate cancers
NEW YORK (May 20, 2008) -- A re-analysis of data from the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) finds that finasteride
reduces the risk for prostate cancer without boosting the odds of aggressive tumors.
PCPT, which involved more than 18,000 men 55 years of age or over, was stopped e...
New data show benefit of finasteride in preventing prostate cancer
PHILADELPHIA A comprehensive re-evaluation of the largest prostate cancer prevention study ever completed produced new findings suggesting that men and their doctors should consider a more aggressive approach that includes finasteride
to prevent the development of prostate cancer.
Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
...ar raises the risk for developing aggressive prostate cancer in men while undermining the effectiveness of the popular prostate cancer prevention drug finasteride
(Proscar). Another study suggested that, among women, even moderate drinking might elevate risk for breast, liver and other cancers.
The Canadian r...
Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
The researchers did not set out to determine the effect of alcohol consumption on prostate cancer risk but rather to test the effectiveness of finasteride
(Proscar, Propecia), a drug prescribed to prevent prostate cancer.
And they found that heavy drinking reduces the cancer-preventing effect of finas...
News from Cancer
...of the drug finasteride. They found finasteride's ability to lower prostate cancer risk was blocked in men drinking
Article: "Alcohol Consumption, finasteride
and Prostate Cancer Risk: Results from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial." Zhihong Gong, Alan R. Kristal, Jeannette M. Schenk, Catherine M. Tangen,...
Prostate Drug Appears Safer Than Thought
does not cause more aggressive cancer, study conte...n't have to be so cautious in prescribing the drug finasteride
to men at risk for prostate cancer, a new study su...hat men who developed prostate cancer while taking finasteride
were 25 percent more likely to develop an aggressi...
Data Show Dutasteride Reduces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in Men With Increased Risk
...utcome was closely watched because an earlier trial of a similar BPH drug - finasteride
(Proscar) - produced controversial results with regard to the risk of more ... developed prostate cancer while on finasteride. An initial analysis of the finasteride
data suggested that there was an increased risk for men to have prostate ca...
Drugs May Help Healthy Men Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
...sued new guidelines recommending that these men talk to their doctors about using a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARI). These drugs -- which include finasteride
(Propecia), used to treat male pattern baldness -- can reduce levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that spurs prostate cancer development.
New Hair Loss Treatment with BOTOX
...rrently offers two distinct forms of hair loss treatments. There is the prescription medication route, which usually involves Minoxidil ( Rogaine ) or finasteride
( Propecia ) and can be a very cost-effective hair loss remedy. Rogaine, a solution applied directly to the scalp, slows down hair loss and in some ca...
Breakthrough Baldness Genetic Test
... Earlier intervention and treatment give patients the best chance of success, as the only FDA approved medications to combat hair loss - minoxidil and finasteride
- are most effective at stabilising hair loss rather than stimulating re-growth."
The test for male pattern baldness provides information on ...
Is Your Hair Taking a Break?
... that could develop along the cheeks and jaw line."
In some cases, other medications may be used off-label to treat female hair loss, including finasteride
(which is FDA-approved for male-pattern hair loss) for women of non-childbearing age only, and the anti-androgens spironolactone and flutamide that wo...
Dendreon Presents Preclinical Data Demonstrating Activity of TRPM8 Agonist, D-3263, in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
... One week after initiation of BPH, either D-3263, finasteride
(an inhibitor of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase) or ... with TP-induced BPH who were treated with D-3263, finasteride
or a combination of the two, had a significant red...e highest dose of D-3263 given in combination with finasteride
resulted in lower prostate weights than either age...
USP awards verified mark to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd. ingredients
USP will provide a special certificate to Dr. Reddys at the CPhI trade show in Milan on October 2. The certificate will recognize Ramipril and finasteride
as the first drug substances to earn the USP verification mark for pharmaceutical ingredients.
USP looks forward to partnering with regulatory and ...
Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds
... PSA results.
"It's not universally known that finasteride
lowers PSA levels in younger men who take it for h...on by multiplying it times two for these men."
was initially developed in the 1990s for the treat...ary tract infection.
In 1997 the FDA approved finasteride
for the treatment of male-pattern baldness. While ...