Prostate News

New Zealand Scientists Looking For new Diagnostic Tool

It’s been a bittersweet start to 2014 for Caldera Health, the Auckland company bidding to develop a new diagnostic tool for prostate cancer. Early signs that the first round of clinical trials are likely to produce a positive result have been overshadowed by the death in January of co-founder Dr Richard Forster, one of our…

PSA-testing and early treatment decreases risk of prostate cancer death

Mortality in prostate cancer is lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing compared with areas with little testing shows a study published online today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute by researchers from Umeå University, Sweden and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. The study is based on data…

Lycopene May Decrease Prostate Cancer Risk

Two recently published studies suggest that lycopene may help protect against the development of prostate cancer (PCa). In one study, researchers led by Edward Giovannucci, MD, ScD, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, found that increased dietary intake of lycopene is associated with a decreased risk of PCa, especially lethal PCa. They also…