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Prostate Cancer

Specialist MRI scans recommended to help diagnose prostate cancer on NHS

A type of specialist MRI scan has been recommended as one of the first tests for diagnosing people with suspected prostate cancer

Prostate cancer radiotherapy could have benefits even after the disease has spread

Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.

Cancer trial shows treating the prostate with radiotherapy improves survival

Treating the prostate with radiotherapy alongside standard treatment led to a 11 per cent* increase in survival for some men with advanced prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer drug given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

The prostate cancer drug abiraterone has been provisionally rejected as a first-line treatment on the NHS in England.

Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

Prostate MRI scans could help some men avoid invasive biopsy

More than a quarter of men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid invasive biopsies if they’re offered an MRI scan first, a new study suggests.

Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn't save lives from prostate cancer.

One-off PSA screening for prostate cancer does not save lives

Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer does not save lives according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial.

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