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Treating men suffering from prostate cancer with radiotherapy on top of regular treatment could extend the life of patients with advanced forms of the disease, research has suggested.One of the largest ever clinical trials into prostate cancer found an 11% increase in the survival rate of some patients.It showed that…
The first UK patient has received radiotherapy using a machine which could one day cure some cancers in a single treatment. The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London are only the third centre in the world to use the technology, which can track the shifting…
Teenagers who drink a lot of alcohol dramatically increase their risk of deadly prostate cancer later in life, research suggests. A study found that 15 to 19-year-olds who consumed at least seven drinks per week tripled their chances of being diagnosed with "high grade" aggressive prostate cancer. Lead scientist Dr…
A radical new radiotherapy trial could significantly cut the number of visits for men with prostate cancer, researchers said. Treatment may be delivered in just five bouts compared to the usual 37, Queen's University Belfast said. The trial was the first of its kind in the UK and delivered large…
A new saliva test that can identify men at high risk of prostate cancer is undergoing pilot trials at GP practices in London. Scientists will assess whether advice or preventative treatment can reduce cases of the disease among those men who are singled out. The groundbreaking study follows research linking…
Researchers have criticised the rejection of a prostate cancer drug they hailed as a "game changer". The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) said thousands of men a year could be affected by the decision not to recommend abiraterone. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said on Wednesday…
Weaknesses in prostate cancer that could be targeted by drugs have been identified by scientists, in the most comprehensive study of its kind. An international team, led by the Institute of Cancer Research in London, analysed genetic information from the tumours of nearly a thousand patients, and found 80 potential…
Theresa May has set out plans to help ensure that prostate cancer patients are "treated earlier and faster". The Prime Minister has pledged £75 million towards clinical trials for the disease which will focus on improving early diagnosis and survival rates as well as exploring options for different treatments for…
Routine tests for prostate cancer do not save lives and have the potential to do more harm than good, a study has suggested. More than 400,000 men were involved in the trial which looked at the efficacy of prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests - which are available on request for…
A "one-stop" service to test for prostate cancer is set to cut diagnosis times from six weeks to just a number of days, according to the national health service. The "world-leading" programme is being trialled by the NHS and will see patients undergo all their tests in one day using…
Prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer to become the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, new research shows. Prostate Cancer UK said the number of men dying from prostate cancer every year has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, with 11,819 men now dying from prostate…
Two-thirds of UK men with a family history of prostate cancer are unaware of the danger they could be facing as a result of inheriting harmful genes, research has shown. The same study found that more than half of men in the general population are blind to the serious risk…
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