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Digital rectal examination for prostate cancer by GPs ‘unnecessary’, finds study

GPs should urgently refer patients with prostate cancer symptoms regardless of their digital rectal examination results, a new study has suggested. Researchers from Hull York Medical School found that many men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not have an abnormal DRE

Trials begin of a saliva test for prostate cancer

Doctors have begun a trial of a simple saliva test that aims to spot the top 10% of men who are most at risk of developing prostate cancer. One in eight men develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives. The test draws

Experimental drug targets prostate cancer’s chief weakness

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimate that 164,690 people will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. They suggest that more than 11 percent of men will receive this diagnosis at some point during their lifetime. Treatments for prostate cancer can include radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy.