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Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

In the biggest study to analyze the genetics of prostate cancer, scientists find no fewer than 80 new potential drug targets. The project opens broad avenues for the design of new treatments. Big data provides new ways to approach prostate cancer. Extracting genetic data was, once upon a time, a cumbersome and incredibly time-consuming task. […]

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‘Natural insecticide’ kills advanced prostate cancer cells

‘Natural insecticide’ kills advanced prostate cancer cells

One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells lacking PTEN, scientists have discovered that a natural insecticide called deguelin can kill such cells by disrupting their energy supply. Researchers reveal how a ‘natural insecticide’ can destroy advanced prostate cancer […]

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How to shrink the prostate naturally

How to shrink the prostate naturally

Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic enlargement happens when cells in the prostate abnormally divide and multiply, causing the organ to increase in size. Benign prostatic enlargement or BPE is also commonly called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. An enlarged prostate can cause frustrating and uncomfortable symptoms, most commonly urinary and sexual difficulties. These problems may […]

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What happens if you have prostate surgery?

What happens if you have prostate surgery?

After a person reaches the age of 40 years old, cells in the prostate gland can sometimes begin to multiply. This growth can lead to enlargement of the gland, causing it to squeeze the urethra, often interfering with urination. This condition is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic enlargement (BPE). It is […]

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Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

Urinary hesitation is when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. While urinary hesitancy is most common in older men due to an enlarged prostate, it can happen to both men and women of any age. Anyone who experiences symptoms of urinary hesitancy should speak to a doctor who can rule out […]

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How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread

How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread

New research demonstrates how the fat contained within the Western diet, in combination with genetic factors, can cause prostate cancer tumors to spread. Research points to the high-fat Western diet as the main environmental culprit behind prostate cancer metastasis. The recent research consists of a set of papers published in the journals Nature Genetics and […]

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3-D printed prostate may improve surgical accuracy

3-D printed prostate may improve surgical accuracy

A groundbreaking 3-D prostate model lets surgeons explore a patient’s anatomy in detail before operating. This new level of simulation could improve patient outcomes. A new 3-D prostate model may improve prostate surgery outcomes.Image credit: M. McAlpine, University of Minnesota All surgery comes with certain risks. With prostate surgery, these include erectile dysfunction and urinary […]

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Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians

Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians

A recently published study found that urban-dwelling American Indians and Alaskan Natives have much lower survival rates associated with prostate and breast cancer, even when healthcare access is equal. A new study looks at prostate cancer (depicted here) survial rates in Native Americans. Previous studies have found that the urban American Indian and Alaskan Native […]