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URO TODAY: It’s very early days, but medical scientists in Israel may have made a new discovery about the cause of prostate cancer and subsequently how to treat it. READ MORE>

They believe that as men age, very highly concentrated testosterone leaks to the prostate gland via the testicular and prostate venous (blood) drainage systems.

They tried treating six men with an “interventional radiological procedure and super-selective intraprostatic androgen deprivation therapy” and in five cases achieved a decrease in prostate size and in PSA levels, with repeat biopsies showing disappearance of cancerous cells.

The work is being done at Maynei Hayeshua medical center and Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

At NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK, Mike Scott writes:

This is clearly a radical new finding that needs to be confirmed by other research groups.

Should it prove to be accurate, we may have a whole new mechanism available to treat early stage disease without having to expose patients to systemic forms of hormone therapy.

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink emphasizes, however, that we have seen only an abstract of this report, and we need greater detail to understand what is actually being suggested by Gat and colleagues. 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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