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JULY 3: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: Results from a UK study show the potential of transrectal, whole-gland, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in patients with low risk, organ-confined prostate cancer. However, many of those treated likely fall into the category of men who don’t actually need treatment for their prostate cancer at all, and the risk for post-treatment erectile dysfunction after HIFU in this trial appears to be significant — at about 30 percent after 1 year of follow-up. READ MORE>

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JUNE 3: US NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE BULLETIN:  When doctors suspect a man has prostate cancer, they often use ultrasound to create images of the prostate gland and perform a series of core biopsies to collect samples of prostate tissue. Unfortunately, ultrasound does not provide very detailed images of prostate tumors, and “hit-or-miss” biopsy samples may not reveal the aggressiveness of the cancer. It is important, therefore, to develop more sensitive methods to detect and characterise prostate tumors. READ MORE>

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