African American men are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer than any other ethnic group. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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Major Prostate Cancer Research Targeting African Americans Set to Begin

NNPA NEWSWIRE — A national network of prostate cancer researchers and experts who have joined forces to study prostate cancer in African American men has received a $26 million grant as part of former Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative to conduct the largest study ever to look at the underlying factors and reasons that put African American men at higher risk for developing and dying from prostate cancer. […read more]

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Plastic Can Make You Sick

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Dr. Gerald Deas What did we do before we had plastic? How did we survive? We have plastic cups, dishes, bottles and wrappings for food. If it wasn’t for plastic shower curtains, we would not Read More

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Walnuts May Help Prevent or Slow Prostate Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, July 17 (UPI) — Eating a modest amount of walnuts — about 2 ounces, or two handfuls, a day — may protect against prostate cancer, U.S. researchers suggest. Senior author Russel Reiter of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Read More

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Prostate Cancer Hormonal Therapy Tied to Kidney Risks

(Reuters Health) – Men who are treated for prostate cancer with hormone-targeted therapy have a higher risk of developing kidney problems, a new study suggests. The treatment, known as androgen deprivation therapy, lowers the risk of death among men with advanced, aggressive prostate cancer. However, Read More

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Exercise, Diet Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Tumor Risk

[UPI] LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) — Eating right, exercise and other lifestyle changes may help prostate cancer patients reduce risk of aggressive tumors, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Lenore Arab of the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center said the World Cancer Read More