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Screen Stocks

To investigate stocks for potential investment according to a predetermined set of criteria. For example, an investor may screen stocks according to the lowest price, the most market capitalization, the most favorable price-earnings ratio, or any number of other variables. One may also combine criteria while screening stocks. The process is designed to help one make the best investment decisions, and is often accomplished with the help of a computer.

screening

the process of evaluating product ideas in terms of consumer acceptance, technical feasibility and cost. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
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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.
The study evaluated the use of PROSTASCINT fusion imaging to define brachytherapy treatment regimens for 239 newly-diagnosed prostate cancer patients.
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 to grow.
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.
These data suggest that PROSTASCINT fusion imaging is emerging as an important tool to help determine patient-specific treatment regimens for prostate cancer patients.
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 cancer.