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Prostate cancer blog: Hope For Prostate Cancer Patients From Australia

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Nov 20, 2005

Hope For Prostate Cancer Patients From Australia

Hope For Prostate Cancer Patients From Australia
I just saw this exciting news that comes across the Pacific Ocean, from Australia. Good news for those prostate cancer patients, who have lost all hopes. This new drug called phenoxidiol is showing promise as a treatment for prostate cancer, particularly for patients whose cancers have not responded to other forms of treatment.

Patients with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer are given drugs that block the effects of testosterone, but those treatments are usually effective only for a period of time. Eventually the cancer cells learn to defeat the hormonal manipulation and grow despite continuation of hormonal therapy. At this point in the course of their disease, there is nothing much to offer in terms of treatment.

The new drug, phenoxidiol, works by reprogramming cells to encourage cancerous ones to die off. In a trial of 26 patients in the United States, those patients given the highest doses had the best response, with few side effects.

"We found that the PSA level, a measure of the activity level of prostate cancer, decreased and we found that some patients clinically improved," says Urologist Dr Robert Davies.

Mark      Return to Prostate Cancer Blog Main


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Prostate cancer
The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in male. The tube that carries urine runs through the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the seminal fluid. This fluid protects and nourishes the sperm. Prostate cancer usually starts in the gland cells of the prostate. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma. Prostate cancer is usually a slow disease, but sometimes it can grow fast and spread quickly to other organs.

Prostate cancer blog: Hope For Prostate Cancer Patients From Australia

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