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   Posted 1/2/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Potential  Drug Target For Treatment-resistant Prostate Cancer Discovered (
(January 1, 2008) -- Scientists have found that a  signaling protein that is key to prostate cancer cell growth is turned on in  nearly all recurrent prostate cancers that are resistant to hormone therapy. If  the findings hold up, the protein, called Stat5, may be a specific drug target  against an extremely difficult-to-treat cancer. ...
Men Unaware  Of Their Cancer Risk When Female Relatives Test Positive For BRCA  Mutation (
(January 2, 2008) -- Men whose  mothers, sisters or daughters test positive for a cancer-causing gene mutation also have an increased risk of developing the disease but are unaware of that  risk. Like their female relatives, fathers, sons or brothers can also harbor a  mutation in the BRCA 1 or 2 genes. Male carriers of these mutations, more  commonly called the "breast cancer genes," face a 14 percent lifetime risk of  developing prostate cancer as well as a 6 percent lifetime risk of developing  breast cancer. ...

Husband: Age 58
Stage: T1c
Gleason: 6 (3+3)
PSA: 4.4
Biopsy: 12 samples, Adenocarcinoma involving 3 cores, right side only (95%, 90%, 30%, discontinuously)

Pre-op prostate study - November 13
Brachytherapy - December 12, 2007

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