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Prostate cancer screening recommendations altered for some older men

Apr. 20, 2017—A federal task force has changed its recommendation about prostate cancer screening for some older men. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men between the ages of 55 to 69 consult with their physicians about getting routine screening blood tests to detect prostate cancer.

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Study shows active surveillance preserves quality of life for prostate cancer patients

Mar. 21, 2017—Faced with the negative quality-of-life effects from surgery and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, low risk patients may instead want to consider active surveillance with their physician, according to a study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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New prostate cancer therapy investigated at VUMC

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the world’s first site to treat a patient in the TULSA-PRO Ablation Clinical Trial (TACT), which employs an emerging therapy that uses MRI guidance and robotically driven therapeutic ultrasound to obtain precise prostate cancer tissue ablation.

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Prostate cancer survivors’ risk of heart disease studied

Feb. 4, 2016—The 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States are likely to die from something other than cancer, thanks to early detection, effective treatment and the disease’s slow progression.

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‘Messages of Hope’ prostate cancer event is Dec. 11

Nov. 24, 2015—"Messages of Hope: Advances in Prostate Cancer Prevention, Research and Treatment," a free program for prostate cancer survivors, caregivers and health professionals, will be held Friday, Dec. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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“Movember” activities help raise prostate cancer funds, awareness

Nov. 5, 2015—Beginning this week, Vanderbilt men will have a good excuse to ignore their razors and let their facial hair grow. November has been dubbed “Movember,” a time when men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.

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Vanderbilt-led study finds significant drop in new prostate cancer diagnoses

Jun. 18, 2015—A new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found new diagnoses of prostate cancer in the U.S. declined 28 percent in the year following the draft recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force against routine PSA screening for men.

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Grant bolsters Kirschner’s prostate cancer research

Feb. 5, 2015—Austin Kirschner, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Biology, has received the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Award for the study of advanced prostate cancer.

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New therapy options enhance prostate cancer treatment

Jan. 29, 2015— Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) patient William Ostman smiled while gazing into a camera lens and declared, “I am a prostate cancer survivor.”

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Vanderbilt-led team studies blood test for prostate cancer

Jan. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University researcher William Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Germany and Canada have demonstrated a method for detecting “cell-free” tumor DNA in the bloodstream.

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Key to prostate cancer resistance

Oct. 29, 2014—A combination of two types of therapy may be more effective in treating castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Protein’s role in spread of colon cancer studied

Apr. 3, 2014—One of the most formidable weapons in a cancer’s arsenal is the ability to spread to other organs.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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