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Zytiga (Abiraterone) Plus Prednisone Approved for Treatment of Earlier Form of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

On February 8th, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) in combination with prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic high-risk more »

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Big Anxieties, Little Faith

As part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke the following words from Matthew 6:25-30 about worry and anxiety, emotions and feelings most of us with prostate cancer can relate to. “Do not be anxious for your own life, more »

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Apalutamide (ARN-509) Approved to Treat Non-Metastatic, Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer

On Feb. 14th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved apalutamide (Erleada®, previously  called ARN-509) for the treatment of non-metastatic, castration (hormone)-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Apalutamide could be administered in a clinical setting wherein men who are being treated with more »

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A Phase 3 Trial Shows that Xtandi Reduces the Risk of Metastasis in Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer

According to results just recently presented at the February 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, treatment with Xtandi® (enzalutamide) reduced the risk of metastasis or death in hormone-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients whose cancer has not yet spread beyond more »

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Positive Early-Stage Study Results of ProstaVax, Another Prostate Cancer Vaccine.

OncBioMune’s investigational cancer vaccine ProscaVax reduced tumor growth in 70% of prostate cancer patients included in a Phase 1a study. The immunotherapy candidate consists of a combination of the PSA protein (a hallmark of prostate cancer) with the cytokines — molecules produced by more »

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Living with Prostate Cancer; Diet Recommendations

The Prostate Cancer Foundation recently published a 32-page guide containing diet recommendations for men living with prostate cancer. There is considerable discussion on plant-based foods, dietary fats, sugar, beverages and nutrients. See the following link for the guide.

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Waiting for God’s Love and Compassion

For several weeks, I had been undergoing a cutting-edge, experimental cancer treatment. I firmly believed God had led me to this stage by a totally unexpected but logical pathway. My oncologist had also enthusiastically concurred with my choice. One of more »

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Upcoming Webcast on Advanced Prostate Cancer

Zero-the project to end prostate cancer is sponsoring a webcast on advanced prostate cancer. The webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th at 7-8 PM. For registration and information, see the following link.

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Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer

I personally know of two Vietnam era veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during their military service; both contracted prostate cancer. Hence it was of interest that I read the following linked article from the Prostate Cancer Foundation describing more »

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Prostate Cancer Patient Guide Manual – Must Reading

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) recently published (November 2017) an electronic patient guide which can be downloaded to your computer or obtained as a hard copy. Main topics include: 1) You and Prostate Cancer – General Information -Medical Basics; more »

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