QUEST informs readers of the latest advances in urologic prostate cancer research, especially detection, prevention, and treatment.

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Lycopene Not Useful In Preventing Prostate Cancer Lycopene, thought to be useful in decreasing the risk for prostate cancer, appears to provide no protection at all. The report is disappointing because popular thinking, even among doctors, was that it could…

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Still In His Prime

Dr. Bruce Seidberg was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 59, almost 10 years ago. It didn’t take him long to choose radical prostatectomy as his treatment. “I checked out alternatives to surgery but soon realized for a…

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Alleles: Secrets to Cancer Risk

For the past decade, scientists have been attempting to crack the genetic code underlying the development of prostate cancer. While many scientists came up with possibilities, other researchers were seldom able to reproduce their findings. However, in 2006 Dr. Catalona,…

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8Q24: A Hot Number on the Hit Parade

Researchers are looking for genetic hot spots in prostate cancer patients, and it appears that they found some in a marker area 8q24 (a region labeled 24 on the long arm of chromosome 8). Location, Location, Location “What we’re looking…

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