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BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: A US company will next month report the results of its study of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic advanced prostate cancer, also called castration-resistant prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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MARKETWIRE:  The approval of Dendreon’s prostate cancer vaccine Provenge in April was a boon for a nascent cancer vaccine industry that had suffered several setbacks, and should lead to an influx of market opportunities and a surge in regulatory activity. READ MORE>

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VANCOUVER SUN: Vancouver researchers have developed a new cancer-fighting drug that will prolong the life of patients with advanced prostate cancer, doubling their life expectancy compared with a decade ago. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: A drug originally developed to treat asthma, Tranilast, may improve the prognosis of patients with advanced prostate cancer, a Japanese study has shown. READ MORE>

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KANSASCITY.COM:  Researchers can cite anecdotes of cancer patients given months to live who have survived 15 years or longer after receiving vaccines, but so far conclusive evidence from large clinical trials is scant. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY:  The attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Methylphenidate is effective in treating fatigue in men with prostate cancer,but  oncologists need to monitor for possible pulse and blood pressure elevations. READ MORE>

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BUSINESSWIRE: The results of phase 2 (there are three) trials of a new drug that reduces testosterone to castrate levels and serum free testosterone to levels lower than orchiectomy or LHRH analogs – without bone loss or hot flashes- are about to be reported in the US. READ MORE>

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LA TIMES:  Most physicians are reluctant to prescribe the drug finasteride to prevent prostate cancer in older men with elevated risk of the disease, despite evidence that the drug can reduce risk by about a quarter. READ MORE>

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WALL ST JOURNAL: New wonder drug for treating advanced prostate cancer, Provenge, is finally making money for its manufacturer, Dendreon Corp. READ MORE>

Since the $93,000 treatment was launched at the beginning of May, doctors have written 500 prescriptions for the treatment, the company disclosed.

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DIGITAL SPY: Corrie St binman Eddie Yeats (real name Geoffrey Hughes) is thought to be gravely ill in hospital after he collapsed with back pains at his Isle of Wight home.

The 66-year-old (right) had supposedly beaten prostate cancer after treatment last year. READ MORE>

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