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URO TODAY: Medical researchers have described the case of a 61-year-old man who developed extensive tumours nine years after prostate cancer treatment, even though his PSA level was undetectable. READ MORE>

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SCIENCE CODEX: The largest single-institution study of its kind has found few complications in prostate cancer patients treated with radiotherapy after surgery to remove the prostate. Men in this study received radiotherapy after a PSA test following surgery indicated their cancer had recurred. READ MORE>

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AFTERCANCERNOWWHAT.COM: The wives of men with prostate cancer tend to worry more about the cancer recurring than the patients themselves, say researchers at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in the US. READ MORE>

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JULY 30: SCIENCE DAILY: A team of scientists has developed a computer model that predicts cancer recurrence in an individual based on how the tumour changes size in response to the first rounds of radiation therapy. READ MORE>

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JUNE 28: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: A study on the possibility that lifestyle modification will help cancer survivors to avoid the risks that they are at for second malignancies, other co-morbidities, and accelerated functional decline seems worthwhile. READ MORE>

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MAY 24: TIMES OF THE INTERNET:  US researchers have linked low oxygen levels in prostate tumors to cancer recurrence. Using a statistical model that accounted for such risk factors as tumor grade, prostate-specific antigen level and tumor size, researchers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia found low oxygen — hypoxia — in the tumor before treatment to be a significant independent predictor of an increase in PSA levels. READ MORE>

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