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Most human cells have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Any deviation from this number can be fatal for cells, and several genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, are caused by abnormal numbers of chromosomes. For decades, biologists have also known that cancer cells often have too few or too many copies of some chromosomes, a state known as aneuploidy. In a new study of prostate cancer...

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Since many men are diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, often, they must choose between a risky surgical intervention, no treatment at all, or simply monitoring the disease. Among the many treatment options available HIFU falls somewhere in the middle. HIFU, which stands for high intensity focused ultrasound, offers a less invasive, lower risk method of eliminating the prostate in the body...

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*Urologist Robert Pugach, MD treated patients for over 10 years with HIFU before he underwent HIFU himself. Prostate cancer is a very common disease – about 1 in 9 men with be diagnosed in his lifetime. The good news is that it is also very treatable, especially if diagnosed early. Unfortunately, many traditional treatments for prostate cancer have a high risk of unwanted side effects which leave...

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Using high energy ultrasound beams to destroy prostate cancer tumors shown to be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects. A study, carried out at six hospitals across the UK, tracked 625 men with prostate cancer who received a type of treatment called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). The research is the largest ever study of HIFU treatment used to target...

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Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are decreasing or stabilizing in most parts of the world, with the United States recording the biggest drop in incidence, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. Despite the trend toward declining or stabilizing rates, prostate cancer remains the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the sixth leading cause...

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Prostate cancer cells change the behavior of other cells around them, including normal cells, by ‘spitting out’ a protein from their nucleus, new research has found. The tiny pieces of protein are taken up by the other cells, provoking changes that promote tumor growth and — the researchers believe — help the cancer hide from the body’s immune system.

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Early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms. Men who have prostate cancer can be symptom-free for years. But as it grows, prostate cancer can cause some symptoms. Men should see a health care provider if they: Have to urinate often, especially at night Have trouble starting or stopping urine flow Have a weak or slow urine flow Have blood in the urine or semen Feel frequent pain or stiffness...

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For the first time, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. This is a pilot study, carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell culture and in a mouse model; it has not yet been tested in humans. This work is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona, after publication in the peer-reviewed journal The...

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Low-dose aspirin use does not seem to reduce the overall risk for prostate cancer death at the population level. However, results for extended exposure periods suggest that low-dose aspirin might be inversely associated with prostate cancer mortality after 5 years from cancer diagnosis. Findings from a nationwide cohort study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Advocating for HIFU Reimbursement Men who may have benefited from HIFU for Prostate Cancer are being asked to help more men receive this life-saving procedure. HIFU Prostate Services and California HIFU is asking past-patients to help newly diagnosed men have a greater opportunity to receive HIFU for prostate cancer by advocating for higher Medicare reimbursement for HIFU. The steps have been...

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