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URO TODAY:  Stopping the enzyme process that allows a prostate tumour to produce androgens could be the key in halting a tumour’s growth, researchers in Texas say. READ MORE>

Prostate cancer advances when tumors become resistant to hormone therapy, which is the standard treatment for patients, and begin producing their own androgens.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: A US biopharmaceutical company has announced that treatment with its experimental drug, PEGPH20, significantly delayed tumor growth in breast and prostate cancer models. PEGPH20, which is still under trial, targets and degrades the hyaluronan (HA) coating that surrounds certain solid tumor cells. READ MORE> and HERE>

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MODERN MEDICINE: Findings from a series of pre-clinical studies show that digoxin –  also known as Digitalis, a purified cardiac glycoside extracted from the foxglove plant – can affect tumour biology and interfere with tumour growth and may provide a basis for conducting clinical trials to investigate a potential role of the drug in prostate and other cancers. READ MORE>

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