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Testosterone receptors and prostate cancer

Is all prostate cancer testosterone receptor-positive?—Mike Hutchins, MD, Missoula, Mont. Yes, all prostate cells have androgen receptors. This is the reason prostate cancer will respond to androgen deprivation. What has puzzled urologists for more than 50 years now is the mechanism of resistance to androgen ablation. Much attention has focused on the androgen receptor as…

Dye binds to proteins altered by prostate cancer fo form PSA.

Popular drugs lower PSA levels

Two of the most commonly used classes of medication—statins and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—may compromise already controversial cancer screenings by lowering serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA).

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