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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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URO TODAY: Higher levels of serum free testosterone are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer among older men, say Johns Hopkins researchers. READ MORE>

These data highlight the importance of prospective trials to insure the safety of testosterone-replacement therapy.

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LA TIMES: Men infected with the sexually transmitted bacterium Trichomonas vaginalis have a slightly increased risk of developing prostate cancer and double the normal risk of developing the aggressive form of the disease. READ MORE>

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GUARDIAN: Scientists working on prostate cancer have found evidence that the most aggressive forms of the disease may be caused by a virus. READ MORE>

A team of US researchers found traces of virus inside fast-growing prostate tumours, suggesting it could play a role in the development of the cancer.

The virus, known as XMRV (xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus), is known to cause leukaemia and tumours in animals, but has never been proved to cause cancer in humans.

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