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Prostate Cancer Registry Helps Black Men

Prostate Cancer Registry Helps Black Men

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) announces a nationwide expansion of its Prostate Cancer Registry. The registry galvanizes prostate cancer survivors to share their stories in an effort to reduce health disparities and improve the treatment, care and long term quality of life issues that affect African-American prostate ...

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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer less safe for men with prior heart attack Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often receive hormone-depleting therapy to help fight the tumor. But a new study suggests that the treatment may pose a risk to men who've previously suffered a heart attack. "Patient age, cardiac risk, ...

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ATL Cancer Symposium

ATL Cancer Symposium

The mission of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD), Clark Atlanta University’s Center of Excellence serving the African-American community, is to provide opportunities for high caliber basic and translational research; train scientists in cancer research; and provide an educational ...

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Sex and Prostate Cancer

Sex and Prostate Cancer

Men who ejaculate often may have a lower risk of prostate cancer than their peers who don’t do it as frequently, a U.S. study suggests.  Researchers followed about 32,000 men starting in 1992 when they were in their 20s and continuing through 2010. During this period, almost 4,000 of the men were diagnosed with ...

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Prostate Cancer Tx Research

Prostate Cancer Tx Research

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly, and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them. A slightly higher dose of radiation therapy for early stage prostate cancer may reduce treatment time without compromising effectiveness, researchers ...

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Prostate Cancer Screening Down

Prostate Cancer Screening Down

African American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer compared with Caucasian men and are nearly 2.4 times as likely to die from the disease. But the number of men being screened and diagnosed with prostate cancer has declined in the last few years, according to two new studies. And the decline is even ...

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Prostate Cancer Risk for Obese Black Men

Prostate Cancer Risk for Obese Black Men

According to the CDC 38% of Black men are obese. Obesity has been linked to numerous health problems in black men including heart disease and diabetes and this year another major health issue, prostate cancer, was added to this list. Black men have the highest rates of prostate cancer in the United States and ...

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