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Finasteride can reduce prostate cancer risk long term

Fred Hutch study taps big data to tease out extended cancer-prevention benefit of drug used for enlarged prostate, hair loss

March 21, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Joe Unger used an innovative trial design to confirm finasteride, a drug used to treat enlarged prostate or hair loss in men, has a long-term protective effect against prostate cancer.

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Could a prostate cancer drug save lives from radiation injury?

Early research shows potential for approved hormone-blocking drug to protect from deadly effects of nuclear blast

Jan. 9, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study used a hormone-blocking prostate cancer drug called degarelix to save the lives of mice exposed to a deadly level of radiation. Could it do the same for people caught in a nuclear blast?

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'Movember' a reminder for dudes to go to the doctor

Growing facial hair in November part of spotlight on men’s health awareness — and the lack thereof

Nov. 28, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many men loathe going to the doctor — often to their detriment — but the global organization Movember is trying to change that by encouraging men to grow mustaches (or “mo’s”) during November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Pete Nelson weighs in.

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Targeted therapies push metastatic prostate cancer in new directions

Combination therapy could help stave off new “escape variant” of disease that arises in response to powerful treatments

Nov. 14, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Pete Nelson and colleagues found that as hormone-targeting treatments grow more potent, recurrent prostate tumors are more often finding a new way around the drugs.

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Connecting the dots between weight loss and prostate cancer

U.S. veterans help shed light on link between dropping pounds and slowing progression of the disease

Nov. 9, 2017 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Obesity and prostate cancer are two of the most common medical issues facing older men today, especially veterans. A new study aims to determine whether weight loss achieved through a diet and exercise will improve the health of men in active surveillance for prostate cancer.

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Removing barriers to precision treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

GENTleMEN study aims to help men with advanced disease access genetic testing and counseling

Oct. 30, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

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