More than one million men in the United States have prostate
cancer, with an estimated 232,000 new cases of prostate
cancer diagnosed each year.
I will do whatever I can (to educate people about prostate
cancer),'' said Grier, who played professional football from 1955 to 1966.
A recent study at the University of Michigan found that ALA promoted prostate
cell growth, she notes.
To determine the rate of cellular growth, normal and transformed prostate
epithelial cells were seeded at a density of 3.
In addition to their work on the PCA3 technology in early-stage prostate
cancer diagnosis, DiagnoCure is actively pursuing the development of a prototype test for lung cancer detection.
Another drug, finasteride (Proscar), interferes with the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that stimulates the prostate
CLOUDED CRYSTAL BALL Currently, prognostic tools for prostate
cancer use several clinical variables.
The American Cancer Society advises men to talk to their doctors about prostate
cancer beginning at age 50, and at age 45 for African-American men or men whose fathers or other male relatives have had the disease.
Alavanja, a senior investigator with the National Cancer Institute, analyzed the relationship between exposure to common agricultural pesticides and eventual development of prostate
cancer in 55,332 initially healthy men who applied pesticides in Iowa and North Carolina.
Researchers funded by the National Cancer Institute now report that finasteride also prevents some cases of prostate