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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: The idea that B2M expression or activity might have some significant impact on the androgen signaling axis in patients with prostate cancer is interesting, and has potential future implications for the prognosis and even the treatment of prostate cancer (assuming that these new findings can be confirmed by others). READ MORE> and HERE>

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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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JULY 18: URO TODAY: A new gene test called the “4-gene RT-PCR test” can be used to detect Gleason grade 3 and grade 4 cancer cells in prostate tissue and may be useful as an adjunct to the pathology examination of prostate tissue taken at biopsy or prostatectomy. READ MORE>

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