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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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The path to precision screening for cancer

For now, early detection of breast and prostate cancer means mammograms and PSAs, but a more tailored approach is on the horizon

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For now, screening for breast and prostate cancer involves mammograms, MRIs and PSAs, the best evidence-based tools available at this moment in time. But it won’t be this way forever. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in on where we are on the path to precision prevention.

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