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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States and the third most common cancer worldwide. More than 1 million men in the United States have prostate cancer and it is the second leading cause of cancer death amongst men after lung cancer. In 2009, an estimated 192,280 new cases are expected to be diagnosed and approximately 27,360 men are expected to die from the disease. Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is defined as prostate cancer that continues to grow despite all standard-of-care hormonal (anti-androgen) therapies. Patients with castration-resistant (also known as hormone-refractory) prostate cancer have few treatment options and a poor prognosis.
Genomic test helps identify prostate cancer patients who may benefit from hormone therapy

Genomic test helps identify prostate cancer patients who may benefit from hormone therapy

Drug-resistant, metastasis-causing cells produce exponentially growing tumors

Drug-resistant, metastasis-causing cells produce exponentially growing tumors

New study explores the role of genetics in prostate cancer

New study explores the role of genetics in prostate cancer

Chromosomal instability is associated with cancer's aggressiveness

Chromosomal instability is associated with cancer's aggressiveness

Study explains new associations between Neandertal DNA and autoimmune diseases

Study explains new associations between Neandertal DNA and autoimmune diseases

World’s largest proteomics centre accelerates biomarker discoveries to improve people’s lives

World’s largest proteomics centre accelerates biomarker discoveries to improve people’s lives

Researchers study how people at risk for cancer react to feedback of genetic findings

Researchers study how people at risk for cancer react to feedback of genetic findings

Researchers use metal-organic frameworks to target prostate cancer cells

Researchers use metal-organic frameworks to target prostate cancer cells

Genetic signature in localized prostate cancer can predict likelihood of tumor metastases

Genetic signature in localized prostate cancer can predict likelihood of tumor metastases

Unrelated mutations can lead to false positive results in men with advanced prostate cancer

Unrelated mutations can lead to false positive results in men with advanced prostate cancer

Study shows how cancer remodels human chromosomes for its own purposes

Study shows how cancer remodels human chromosomes for its own purposes

New research shows ultrasound treatment can destroy cancer cells without surgery

New research shows ultrasound treatment can destroy cancer cells without surgery

Increased weight is causally protective for breast and prostate cancer

Increased weight is causally protective for breast and prostate cancer

Genomic differences can help develop more personalized treatments for African American men

Genomic differences can help develop more personalized treatments for African American men

Rutgers researchers discover gene markers linked to metastatic prostate cancer

Rutgers researchers discover gene markers linked to metastatic prostate cancer

Study shows thymoquinone compound selectively kills prostate cancer cells

Study shows thymoquinone compound selectively kills prostate cancer cells

Prostate cancer screening tool leads to fewer biopsies and potential savings

Prostate cancer screening tool leads to fewer biopsies and potential savings

MIT engineers develop a method to turn off specific genes in bone marrow cells

MIT engineers develop a method to turn off specific genes in bone marrow cells

Gut bacteria may play a role in the treatment of prostate cancer

Gut bacteria may play a role in the treatment of prostate cancer

Study shows how PIM kinases enhance the motility of cancer cells

Study shows how PIM kinases enhance the motility of cancer cells