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THE WHITE HOUSE: Health reforms in the US give prostate cancer patients a better insurance deal, US President Barack Obama claims in his statement launching the Blue September awareness month. READ MORE>

The health care reforms included in the landmark Affordable Care Act also address specific needs of individuals fighting cancer, including removing annual and lifetime caps on insurance coverage, prohibiting insurance companies from dropping coverage after an individual gets sick, and guaranteeing insurance coverage for individuals participating in clinical trials, the cornerstone of cancer research.

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URO TODAY: Younger men with high-risk prostate cancer appear to have worse prognosis than older men with similar disease, according to a study of 4000 men receiving hormone treatment. READ MORE>

This, along with the other prognostic variables established in the current study, may help identify candidates for clinical trials evaluating secondary treatments for patients with castrate-resistant disease.

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PSA RISING.COM: A potential anti-cancer agent called ZD4054 is being tested in clinical trials around the world in patients with prostate cancer to see if it can block the uptake of endothelin A and thereby shrink tumors or slow their progression. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: A number of promising new drugs and treatments targeting prostate cancer progression are in clinical trials and have the potential to provide novel treatment options for advanced cancer in the near future. READ MORE>

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JUNE 5:  US NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE: Treatment vaccines that boost the immune system’s response to tumours may have important clinical benefits for patients with various types of cancer, according to results from several clinical trials presented at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Orlando. READ MORE>

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