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Prostate ‘organoid’ hints at how early BPA exposure may increase cancer risk

A first-of-its kind prostate ‘organoid’ grown from human embryonic stem cells has enabled researchers to show that exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical in many plastics, can cause overproduction of prostate stem cells in the developing organ — and thus may increase men’s risk of prostate cancer. The research, by andrologists at the University of [...]

Black men are at double the risk of prostate cancer compared to white men

Black men in England are at double the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer compared with white men in England, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The study also finds that Asian men have around half the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, and dying [...]

Prostate cancer not caused by shift work

As well as the daily strain of their working lives, shift workers are probably also more likely than other people to develop cancer. While this has been well described for breast cancer, few studies had examined the correlation between shift work and prostate cancer. In a recent original article in Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztbl [...]

Bavarian Nordic announces initiation of NCI-sponsored phase 2 study of PROSVAC in patients with localized prostate cancer

Bavarian Nordic A/S has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a new phase 2 clinical study of PROSTVAC, the Company’s active prostate cancer immunotherapy candidate. The study is designed as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study for men who have localized prostate cancer, and are undergoing active surveillance. These patients are not experiencing [...]

Prostate cancer – University of York scientists discover why some tumours are resistant to radiotherapy

Scientists at the University of York believe they have identified how some tiny regulatory molecules in cells can make prostate cancers resistant to radiotherapy. It is hoped that this new development could pave the way for more effective treatments – allowing a lower dose of radiotherapy to be used while prolonging the lives of thousands [...]