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March 17, 2016
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Men who forgo aggressive treatment for prostate cancer don’t receive appropriate monitoring

UCLA study finds most patients who choose “active surveillance” don’t follow up with tests and office visits An increasing number of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are opting for active surveillance – closely monitoring their cancer – rather than … Continue reading

July 12, 2013
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Prostate cancer: moving beyond ‘watchful waiting’

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men: the American Cancer Society expects the disease will claim nearly 30,000 lives in 2013. The disease mainly affects older men—the median age of diagnosis is 67—and it’s a … Continue reading

December 12, 2012
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Prostate Cancer Now Detectable Using Imaging-Guided Biopsy, UCLA Study Shows

Groundbreaking research by a team of UCLA physicians and engineers demonstrates that prostate cancer — long identifiable only through painful, hit-or-miss biopsies — can be diagnosed far more easily and accurately using a new image-guided, targeted biopsy procedure. Traditionally, prostate … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
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Guidelines for Prostate Screening Widely Ignored, Study Finds

2008 recommendations from federal task force had no impact New research confirms that the controversial decision by Warren Buffett – the 81-year-old CEO of Berkshire Hathaway – to undergo a blood test screening for prostate cancer despite his age is … Continue reading