Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 25, 2006
Androgen deprivation therapy does not keep localized prostate cancer from spreading, new study says
Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers wanted to know if depriving men of testosterone actually keeps cancer from spreading beyond the prostate.

Researchers say criterion for diagnosing child abuse not always accurate
When it comes to looking for damage to the eyes to prove child abuse, new research shows that things aren't always as they seem, according to Patrick Lantz, MD, a forensic pathologist from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Common osteoporosis treatment may help men with prostate cancer suffering from bone loss
Prostate cancer patients who often experience bone loss from cancer treatment could benefit from a weekly oral therapy for osteoporosis, according to a study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Prostate Cancer Symposium, Feb.

Drug reverses bone loss in men with prostate cancer during the first year of treatment
A common type of treatment used to protect bone density in menopausal women is also an effective therapy for advanced prostate cancer patients during the first year of hormone therapy, according to a new Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute study.

Older men with early prostate cancer survived longer with treatment vs. observation
A new study shows older men with early stage prostate cancer survive longer if they are treated versus not being treated in favor of the
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