prostate cancer

ASCO’s Best of 2014

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What better way to begin 2015 than with a nod to our scientists who, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), have led some of the past year's major achievements in clinical cancer research and care. The research, in the immunotherapy and prostate cancer fields and led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center(...)

Hormone Therapy Combined with Chemotherapy Increases Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients

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Early results from a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have shown that men with hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer who have received a combination of the chemotherapy drug docetaxel and hormone therapy lived longer than patients who received hormone therapy alone. The study enrolled 790 men with metastatic prostate cancer who received(...)

Cancer News Review

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Prostate cancer topics abound in the latest Cancer News Review podcast.  Dr. Bill Nelson, director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, discusses Hopkins-led research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looking at the genetic similarities of men with a family history of prostate cancer. By looking at their genes, investigators were able to find a genetic marker for(...)

Top Trends in Cancer Research 2011

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It's been a game-changing year in cancer research.  Doctors and scientists don't typically like to use those words, but here's why I think this is a turning point.  Scientists are churning out the genetic code of cancer cells as quickly as the cost of sequencing technology plummets.   Teams of researchers are looking for ways to add the new armory of cancer cell-targeted(...)

Cancer Screening Tests Everyone Should Know

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Kimmel Cancer experts frequently say that “the best way to cure cancer is to prevent it from ever occurring.”  Most experts agree that currently-available cancer screening tests have lead to a decline in cancer deaths.  Moreover, they allow cancers to be detected early, making more treatment options available to patients. Let me say up front,(...)

Cancer News Review: Top Stories

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Three stories top the list of major developments in cancer research during the past month.  Listen to these topics discussed in the most recent Cancer News Review podcast. First, to treat or not to treat is the question for low-risk prostate cancer.  Whether to give aggressive treatments for low-risk cancer contained within the prostate is(...)

Top Cancer Research News: October

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In this month's Cancer News Review podcast, Cancer Center director Bill Nelson reviews top headlines in cancer research.  Each of the studies discussed here were published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Lancet.