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Exercise may extend life after prostate cancer diagnosis

A study published online in advance of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that men who engaged in various levels of physical activity during the years after their diagnosis with prostate cancer enjoyed substantial reductions in overall mortality (that is, death from any cause). And those who engaged in modest amounts of vigorous activities such as biking, tennis, jogging or swimming for 3 or more hours a week substantially reduced their risk of dying specifically from prostate cancer.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 6, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cancer, Men's health, Nutrition and Fitness, prostate cancer  
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Medicare panel endorses prostate cancer vaccine

A panel of experts Wednesday endorsed an expensive new vaccine recently approved to treat men with advanced prostate cancer. In a series of votes, the 14-member Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee said that there did appear to be sufficient evidence that Provenge, which was approved in April, could...

By Rob Stein  | November 17, 2010; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Cancer, Medical Technology, medical costs, medicare, prostate cancer  
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Medicare panel eyes cancer vaccine

A panel of outside experts is meeting Wednesday to advise federal health officials about an expensive new vaccine recently approved to treat men with advanced prostate cancer. The 14-member Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee is meeting at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to review the scientific...

By Rob Stein  | November 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cancer, Medical Technology, medicare, prostate cancer  
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