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New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 – Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow. But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance, according to oncologists. Now, experts are issuing updated guidelines to help patients in this situation decide what to do next. The guidelines, ...

New Drug May Extend Survival for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Posted 19 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 17 – A newly approved drug that emits radioactive particles can help extend the lives of certain men with advanced prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds. Experts said the results, published in the July 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, offer some good news for men whose cancer has migrated to the bones – a common and painful feature of advanced prostate cancer. ...

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