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Do men’s toenails contain clues about prostate cancer prevention?

PCC-funded research aims to glean new insights into causes of the disease

Toronto, January 29, 2018 – Funded by Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), Dr. Anil Adisesh at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, and Dr. Trevor Dummer at the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, within the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, will lead a team analyzing the world’s largest collection of toenails, all from Atlantic Canadians, to measure individual exposures to toxic metals that are known carcinogens and may cause prostate cancer. This research is part of a wider strategy by PCC to generate new and practical knowledge in the poorly understood area of prostate cancer prevention. Read more

Discovery of a promising new medication to block ‘master key’ of cancer growth

Vancouver, BC – For years, researchers have investigated approaches to prevent cancer-causing cells from multiplying in the body. Now, Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) scientist Dr. Christopher Ong and colleagues have discovered a critical gene that drives cancer growth. From this discovery, they developed a new protein-based medication that prevents unhealthy cell growth that leads to prostate cancer, and potentially other cancers. Read more

Université de Sherbrooke Researchers’ Findings Published in Cancer Research

Sherbrooke, November 16, 2017 – Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men, affects one out of seven Canadian men. Professor Robert Day and his team have just discovered a major biochemical mechanism that could hold the key to the disease’s progression. The breakthrough, published in Cancer Research, appears so promising that the team is already beginning to work on diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Read more

Tofu IS linked to prostate cancer, study reveals – but experts stress men shouldn’t cut it out of their diets just yet

  • Tofu compounds are structurally similar to a hormone that worsens the disease
  • Expert argues much more research is needed to determine soy’s prostate effects
  • Age, ethnicity and family history are known, but unchangeable, risk factors
  • Researchers from Indiana University analyzed 27,004 men over 11 years
  • Prostate cancer affects around 11% of men and doesn’t always need treating 

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