Monthly Archives: September 2017

Promising cure for prostate cancer

This article, How highs and lows in testosterone levels ‘shock’ prostate cancer cells to death, reports some research that was conducted at John Hopkins University that suggests a cheap and effective treatment for prostate cancer may soon be available.

According to the article,
“researchers reported that results from 47 men who have completed at least three cycles of bipolar androgen therapy (BAT) showed that the strategy was safe and effective. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels fell in the majority of the men, tumours shrank in some men, in several the disease did not progress and this included some whose disease continued to be stable for more than a year. One man appears to have been “cured”, in that his PSA levels dropped to zero after three months and have remained so for 22 cycles of treatment, with no trace of the disease remaining. The researchers are planning to treat a group of 60 men in total.”

Read the full article here.

 

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