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Beckman Coulter’s phi Named in NCCN Guidelines as a Recommended Diagnostic Test for Early Prostate Cancer Detection

Beckman Coulter’s Prostate Health Index (phi)* has been recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) as a blood test to improve specificity for prostate cancer detection in its recently updated Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Prostate Cancer Early Detection. Inclusion in the NCCN Guidelines recognizes the benefit and clinical utility of phi for better prostate cancer diagnosis and for the reduction of unnecessary biopsies.

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New Prostate Cancer Blood Test Now Available in the US

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in prostate cancer diagnostics, announces national availability of the Prostate Health Index (phi)*, a simple, non‐invasive blood test that is three times more specific in detecting prostate cancer1 than PSA (prostate‐specific antigen). The new test’s accuracy decreases the need for many men who test positive for elevated PSA levels to undergo a biopsy in order to achieve a reliable diagnosis.

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Prostate Cancer in Young Men – More Frequent and More Aggressive?

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The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly 6-fold in the last 20 years, and the disease is more likely to be aggressive in these younger men, according to a new analysis from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Men’s Hot Flashes: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy May Ease the Discomfort that Guys Don’t Talk About

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Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.

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Depressed Men with Prostate Cancer are Diagnosed with Later Stage Disease, Get Less Effective Therapies and Don’t Live as Long as Men who are not Depressed

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Depressed men with localized prostate cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive prostate cancer, received less effective treatments and survived for shorter times than prostate cancer patients who were not depressed, a UCLA study has found.

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Legendary Quarterback Phil Simms Teams Up with the American Academy of Dermatology to Tackle Skin Cancer in Men

In recognition of Men’s Health Awareness Month and the start of summer, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released findings from a new survey, which found that more than 90% of American men know something about skin cancer, but only six in 10 (61%) know how to detect signs on their skin, and even fewer actually visit a doctor for annual skin cancer screenings (18%). These shortcomings were more apparent in younger men (18-34), who were also significantly less likely to believe that they are at risk for skin cancer than men over 35 (31% vs. 42%), and are more likely to protect their skin for cosmetic reasons than they are for health reasons (32% vs. 20%).

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A Bright, New Future for Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males, with about 240,000 diagnoses expected this year. And there are 2.5 million people currently living with this disease. Recently there have been some dramatic changes in the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Wayne Waltzer, MD, Chairman, Department of Urology, Stony Brook Medicine explains these major medical advances and what they mean for men across the nation.

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High Testosterone May Predict More Shallow Sleep in Overweight or Obese Men

In overweight and obese men, higher testosterone levels are associated with poorer sleep quality, according to a new study whose results were presented Monday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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Testosterone Replacement May Help Mobility Limited Older Men Improve and Maintain Aerobic Capacity

Testosterone replacement therapy may help older men who have limited mobility and low testosterone improve their aerobic capacity and lessen its decline with age, new research finds. The results were presented in a poster Sunday, June 22, at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago.

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Low Testosterone Raises Risk of Age-Related Functional Disability

Elderly men with low levels of testosterone or other sex hormones have twice the likelihood of having declining physical function over two years’ time compared with their peers who have the highest hormone levels, a new study from Australia finds. The results will be presented Saturday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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