prostate cancer

In elderly patients with prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy was linked with subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia over a follow-up period of at least 10 years, a new study has found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand… Read more

A fusion gene is a new gene made by joining parts of two different genes. The current thought is that fusion genes can happen in cells with unstable genome when part of the DNA from one chromosome moves to another chromosome. When the fusion gene is transcribed into RNA, the product is a fusion RNA… Read more

A newly developed drug called apalutamide can delay the progression of a hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer, research shows. The drug, an investigational androgen receptor inhibitor, was the focus of a multi-institutional, phase 3 clinical trial led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). “Our study found that… Read more

Autonomic nerves drive┬áprostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumour vessels to proliferate, report researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Earlier research, which first implicated nerves in fuelling prostate cancer, prompted the team to conduct a pilot study testing whether beta blockers, commonly used for treating hypertension, can kill cancer cells in… Read more

Sulforaphane, a dietary compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNA, researchers from Oregon State University report. The finding provides more evidence for how these long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), which were once thought to be a type of junk DNA of… Read more