A survey of more than 3,000 Montreal-area men has found those who reported having had more than 20 female sex partners are 28% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had slept with only one woman. Cue the avalanche of spuriously justified sexual decisions!
New research links contraceptive pills to an increased rate of prostate cancer. Don't worry: you haven't been taking it wrong all these years. There's a body of research that links prostate cancer to increased exposure to estrogen, and it's possible that widespread use of the Pill could cause an uptick of the hormone…
A mummy preserved about 2,250 years ago in Egypt suffered from prostate cancer. The mummy tumors were detected using a technology that only recently became available, so it might mean lots more ancient cancer cases will be revealed.
More and more members of the general public are becoming familiar with the idea that "cancer" is not one disease, but rather a word used to describe numerous diseases with countless underlying causes.
Yesterday, the FDA approved a drug called Provenge. It trains the body's immune system to fight off advanced prostate cancer. It's also the first proof we have that immunotherapy works in the fight against the disease.
Researchers have discovered an antibody which, when injected into mice, will bond with prostate cancer tissue and "initiate direct cell death" in it. If results carry over to humans, this discovery would almost be a cure to prostate cancer.