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The company's lead drug candidate, OGX-011, is commencing Phase 2 studies in prostate, breast and lung cancer this year.
In a separate study, he and two colleagues analyzed data on 767 Connecticut men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 1970s and 1980s and who opted to not have surgery.
Prostate cancer is the most common nonskin cancer in the country, and one in six males will get the disease.
I will do whatever I can (to educate people about prostate cancer),'' said Grier, who played professional football from 1955 to 1966.
In studies of thousands of men, the risk of prostate cancer is 70 percent higher in those who consume more alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA--an omega-3 fat found in meat, vegetable oils, and other foods.
At first we thought that ALA was associated with a higher risk of prostate cancer because men who consumed more ALA also consumed more meat," says Walter Willett, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
The development of the PSA test (prostate specific antigen) revolutionized prostate cancer screening.
The PSA test measures a protein produced by the prostate gland found normally in very low quantities in the blood stream.
Importantly, patients whose PROSTASCINT fusion image showed their cancer to be limited to the prostate gland had significantly higher rates of bDFS than those whose image showed uptake outside the prostate.
PROSTASCINT brings a new level of precision to prostate cancer imaging by providing a clearer view of the location and extent of disease in and around the prostate," said Rodney J.
Analysis of licensing agreements during 2004-2010 in the prostate cancer therapeutics market.
In the present study, we used a model system in which chronic arsenic exposure induced malignant transformation of the human prostate epithelial cell line RWPE-1 (Achanzar et al.