Prostate News

Dogs Sniff Out Prostate Cancer With 98 Percent Accuracy

The power of dogs’ noses is well documented, and that reputation continues to improve. Researchers have discovered that our canine companions’ snouts may be more accurate than advanced laboratory procedures when it comes to detecting certain forms of cancer. Researchers at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Italy have trained two dogs that can sniff out the…

New Prostate Cancer Blood Test Now Available In The US

Beckman Coulter’s Prostate Health Index (phi) Available Nationwide for Better Prostate Cancer Detection Brea, CA /PRNewswire/ – Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in prostate cancer diagnostics, announces national availability of the Prostate Health Index (phi)*, a simple, non-invasive blood test that is three times more specific in detecting prostate cancer1 than PSA (prostate-specific antigen). The…

Pharmac Won’t Fund Prostate Cancer Drug

Pharmac, the Government’s medicines subsidy agency has decided against funding Zytiga, a life-prolonging drug for men who are dying from prostate cancer. Zytiga is prescribed with Prednisone to men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, advanced cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body and is resistant to hormone therapy. But it costs $5000 a…