What is the prostate gland?
The prostate gland produces some of the ingredients in semen. Around one third of the fluid in semen comes from the prostate gland. The gland surrounds the urethra. Common problems include an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. Treatment is available for all these conditions. Find out more.
'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.
Prostate cancer: How a full stomach could improve treatment
A new study finds that the prostate cancer drug Zytiga is more effective, as well as cheaper, when taken with food, as opposed to on an empty stomach.
All you need to know about prostate nodules
A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. Some nodules can be malignant. Causes include prostatitis and prostate cancer. They may cause no symptoms, or they may result in pain and bladder infections. Depending on the cause, treatment may include the use of antibiotics, surgery, or cancer therapy.
How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread
Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer: 'Whole' Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk
A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians
A new analysis takes a look at cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Survival rates for some cancers are significantly poorer.
Prostate cancer: How immune cells promote tumor growth
New research analyzes prostate cancer cells and finds the reason why the body's own immune system may promote progression of the disease.
Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know
Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably. Metastatic prostate cancer means the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.
Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer
Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth.