Tag Archives: Prostate

Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis

A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home — according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Scientists pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years… Read More »

FDA Approves Erleada (apalutamide) for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer (mCSPC)

Print this page HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Erleada (apalutamide) for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC).1 Today’s approval follows FDA Priority Review Designation of the supplemental New Drug… Read More »

Popular drugs used for treating enlarged prostates associated with high-grade prostate cancer

If a man has an enlarged prostate, there’s a good chance he’ll be treated with a type of drug called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI). These drugs shrink the gland to improve urinary flow, and the approved forms used for treating enlarged prostates come in two varieties: Proscar (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride). However, a side… Read More »

Prostate cancer symptoms: This unpleasant sensation may signify the disease has spread

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (urethra).… Read More »

‘Search and destroy’ radiotherapy for prostate cancer being hailed as a game changer

CHICAGO — A game-changing “search and destroy” treatment could offer hope of a longer life to thousands of men with incurable prostate cancer. The first two British patients were treated last weekend, after research found that it could significantly extend survival for men with no other options. Charities said they were “thrilled” by the promise… Read More »