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Cure Research for Prostate Cancer

Cure Research list for Prostate Cancer:

The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned in various sources for Prostate Cancer includes:

Curable Types of Prostate Cancer

Possibly curable or rare types of Prostate Cancer include:

  • Prostatis induced Prostatic cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases related Prostatic cancer
  • Obesity related prostate cancer
  • more curable types...»

Rare Types of Prostate Cancer:

Some rare types of Prostate Cancer include:

Treatments for Prostate Cancer

Treatments to consider for Prostate Cancer may include:

Cure Research discussion for Prostate Cancer:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

One of the most promising recent breakthroughs may be the discovery of a susceptibility locus for prostate cancer on chromosome 1, called HPC1, which may account for about 1 in 500 cases of prostate cancer. The next step will be to clone the gene. Once researchers have the sequence, they will be able to search the databases to compare the HPC1 sequence to previously characterized proteins from both humans and other animals. This should provide clues as to the function of HPC1 in the cell, and suggest potential starting points to find drug targets. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

A large-scale study, known as the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian) Cancer Screening Trial, is currently evaluating the usefulness of a blood test for the tumor marker known as CA-125 and a test called transvaginal ultrasound for ovarian cancer screening. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer: NCI)

What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

Cryosurgery is under study as an alternative to surgery and radiation therapy. The doctor tries to avoid damaging healthy tissue by placing an instrument known as a cryoprobe in direct contact with the tumor to freeze it. The extreme cold destroys the cancer cells.

Doctors are studying new ways of using radiation therapy and hormonal therapy. They also are testing the effectiveness of chemotherapy and biological therapy for men whose cancer does not respond or stops responding to hormonal therapy. In addition, scientists are exploring new treatment schedules and new ways of combining various types of treatment. For example, they are studying the usefulness of hormonal therapy before primary therapy (surgery or radiation) to shrink the tumor.

For men with early stage prostate cancer, researchers also are comparing treatment with watchful waiting. The results of this work will help doctors know whether to treat early stage prostate cancer immediately or only later on, if symptoms occur or worsen. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer: NCI)

Medical research for Prostate Cancer: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Prostate Cancer:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Prostate Cancer

Medical research papers related to Prostate Cancer include:

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