How Total PSA, Free PSA and PSA Velocity in Prostate Cancer Works

How Total PSA, Free PSA and PSA Velocity in Prostate Cancer Works

PSA in urology stands for Prostate Specific Antigen and is an enzyme from a group of proteins called kallikreins. There are several human kallikreins in the prostate: hk2, hk3 and hk4. Human Kallikrein 3 (hk3) is the molecule we refer to as PSA and the most commonly used in blood…

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Advanced Prostate Cancer and Lutetium-177 Therapy

Advanced Prostate Cancer and Lutetium-177 Therapy

A recent study shows that a novel treatment for advanced prostate cancer called Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 may be helpful. OVERVIEW on PSMA Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) is found on the surface of prostate cancer cells and in lower amounts in some normal cells. About 10% of prostate cancer cells do not…

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Is Soy Good for Prostate Cancer?

Is Soy Good for Prostate Cancer?

Soy what?  Can this popular meat substitute protect against prostate cancer?  Nowadays, soy is synonymous with health. So many labeled healthy foods are made from the popular Asian-native soybean, like tofu and soymilk. Soy is also a popular meat substitute, especially for burgers, hot dogs, and meatballs. Fermented soy is…

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