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July 3, 2006

Fight Prostate Cancer With Pomegranate Juice

A daily glass of pomegranate juice showed potential for slowing the growth of prostate cancer in a small study but more evidence is needed before doctors recommend it, U.S. scientists said Saturday. (MSNBC)

June 28, 2006

Hard Choices After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Mike Stuckey, a senior news editor at MSNBC, talks about the hard treatment choices to be made when confronted with a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

"Welcome to the prostate cancer treatment buffet, where the presence of so many chances for a cure seems too good to be true and, for me, it is. Because there’s no consensus in the medical community on a gold standard treatment for prostate cancer, a patient must choose his own. Welcome to hell." (MSNBC)

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June 26, 2006

Prostate Cancer Recovery Hurt By Obesity

Being overweight hurts men’s chances of having successful radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to a study released Monday.

The study by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being called the first to examine the link between obesity and prostate cancer progression after radiation treatment. (MSNBC)

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May 3, 2006

Tiger Woods' Father Has Died

Tiger Woods' father Earl died Wednesday morning at home. He was 74. He was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998, but the cancer returned in 2004 and spread to other parts of his body. (

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March 13, 2006

Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy

A new study examines the effects of hormone therapy in prostate cancer patients. This treatment, otherwise known as "androgen deprivation therapy" because it blocks testosterone production, can cause a slew of side effects in patients, including sexual dysfunction. However, it can also cause symptoms that are more difficult to pin down such as fatigue, memory problems, irritability, and general malaise. According to the study, these side effects are most likely not caused by the hormone therapy, but are due to the age of the patients and the fact that they are fighting advanced forms of prostate cancer. (Reuters)

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February 24, 2006

Virus Found in Prostate Cancer Patients

In a surprising discovery, researchers said Friday they had found a virus in some prostate cancer patients, a finding that opens new research avenues in the most common major cancer among men in the United States. (MSNBC)

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February 1, 2006

Prostate Cancer and Omega-6 Fatty Acids Linked

Prostate cancer tumors may get a growth spurt from omega-6 fatty acids, scientists report in Cancer Research.

The typical American diet is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in products including corn oil. (

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December 25, 2005

Bone Loss From Prostate Cancer Treatment

Many men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer receive testosterone-reducing therapy, because the hormone is thought to spur tumor growth.

But a new study suggests this hormonal treatment may also have an unwelcome side effect: it triggers a decline in patients' bone mass. (

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December 10, 2005

Zometa Prevents Osteoporosis in Prostate Cancer Patients

A multicenter trial has confirmed that Zometa (zoledronic acid) given for one year prevents bone loss in patients with metastatic prostate cancer who are undergoing hormone therapy. The details of this phase II study were reported in the November 2005 issue of Urology. (

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Prostate Cancer Prevention - Strawberries, Mangoes, Figs

A new study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine has discovered a chemical compound called lupeol that is found in many fruits, including strawberries, mangoes, and figs, and that may aid in the fight against prostate cancer.

Mukhtar and his research team observed the effects of lupeol in "nude" mice, those that accept foreign disease. The team injected the mice with human prostate-cancer cells and investigated the results of those given lupeol alone and lupeol in conjunction with a laboratory-produced antibody ... Mice injected with lupeol alone showed a substantial slowing of the cancer process, and those that received both showed even greater results. (Badger Herald)

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Causes of Prostate Cancer May Include Dairy

A new research review suggests high consumption of dairy products such as milk and cheese may be linked to a higher rate of prostate cancer.

"Given the high prevalence of prostate cancer in American men … these findings suggest caution before one embraces the new recommendations to increase dairy intake, especially among older men," they wrote in the Dec. 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (

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November 28, 2005

Herbal Extract Zyflamend May Treat Prostate Cancer

An olive-oil based herbal extract preparation called Zyflamend suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to self-destruct, according to a new study. (MSNBC)

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