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URO TODAY: New drugs – still being trialled – are proving effective treatment of prostate cancer bone metastases and prevention of fractures associated with androgen deprivation therapy. READ MORE>

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PR NEWSWIRE: Researchers at Columbia University have published the dramatic effects of a natural 33-ingredient compound against prostate cancer cell lines. READ MORE>

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BUSINESSWIRE: With a recent first-of-its-kind surgery, physicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a new surgical procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer using natural orifices – signalling the next step in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: An international group of geriatric oncology specialists has drawn up new guidelines for the treatment of elderly patients with cancer. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: An experiment that combines a standard advanced prostate cancer drug treatment with a vaccine to assist the immune system has just begun in the US. READ MORE>

Looking to harness the body’s own immune system to target prostate cancer that has spread to the bones (metastatic) and is unresponsive to standard treatment, investigators have just launched a clinical trial combining vaccine and radiation drug therapy.

The goal is to see if disease progression will be further delayed by adding two different experimental injections to the standard treatment.

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PHYSORG.COM: US scientists are developing a prostate cancer treatment that uses a chemical on tumour cells that, when exposed to a certain type of light, prompts the cells to die and disappear with minimal side effects. READ MORE>

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AFP: A combination of radiation therapy and hormone treatment can cut by 43 percent the risk of death in men suffering from locally advanced or high-risk prostate cancer, according to research presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference. READ MORE>

It showed that adding radiation therapy to androgen deprivation therapy produced significant benefits for the cancer patients.

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