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URO TODAY: Older prostate cancer patients should be treated according to their health, not age, says an international panel of geriatric oncology specialists. READ MORE>

The panel calls for a revamp of international guidelines and says for this purpose older men – the average age of prostate cancer patients is 68 – can be divided into four groups:

  • “Healthy” patients (controlled co-morbidity, fully independent in daily living activities, no malnutrition) should get the same treatment as younger patients.
  • “Vulnerable” patients (reversible impairment) should get standard treatment after medical intervention.
  • “Frail” patients (irreversible impairment) should have adapted treatment.
  • “Terminal” patients should have symptomatic palliative treatment.

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MSNBC: A large study in Japan into possible genetic causes for prostate cancer has uncovered five new gene variants which have never been seen in previous studies in Caucasians. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Men who develop prostate cancer – especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that spread throughout the body – tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease. READ MORE>

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DAILY TELEGRAPH: A study of UK hospital patients found those whose ring finger on the right hand was significantly longer than the index finger were more likely to get the disease than those fingers were roughly same length. READ MORE>

However, Mike Scott at the New Prostate Cancer Infolink says such claims are at best unproven. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Korean researchers have found there is no evidence to support a harmful effect of coffee consumption on prostate cancer risk. READ MORE>

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US ARMY TIMES:  Service members tend to have higher rates of melanoma, brain, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, breast, prostate and testicular cancers than civilians. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: A series of proteins that might make it easier for doctors to better diagnose the more dangerous forms of prostate cancer has been identified by US researchers. READ MORE>

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SCIENCE BLOG: A link between a high-fat diet — typical of “Western style” high fat diet — as a potential cause of prostate cancer has been further confirmed by a new study. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Contrary to popular belief, eating lots of well-done red meat does not promote prostate cancer risk, according to a new US study – but the researchers concede more research is needed. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: New research findings suggest that PSA alone, in the under 40 age group, is not effective for detecting prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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