White blood cell density and risk for prostate cancer

A recent Japanese paper has suggested that a low white blood cell (neutrophil) count may be an independent predictor of risk for a positive biopsy and a diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Bmi-1 in the regulation of prostate cancer development

There are a lot of media reports today about a protein called Bmi-1 and its impact on the regulation and development of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The potential of the prostate cancer stem cell

We have known since 1994 that the recurrence of some types of cancer can be driven by cancer- specific stem cells (cancerous duplicates of the normal stem cells that we all carry in our bone marrow and our blood stream). Whether this is true of all cancers is definitively not known. … READ MORE …

Are basal prostate cells “trigger cells” for development of prostate cancer?

Media reports are stating that a research team at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles have identified basal prostate calls as having the potential to become cancerous and therefore lead to the development of clinically identifiable prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Cell cycle regulation and aggressive forms of prostate cancer

A new paper by Wang et al. in a recent issue of Cancer Research has proposed details of a specific connection between control over the growth and division of prostate cancer cells and clinical occurrence of the more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Cancer development and the cellular environment

For the serious student of the biological sciences, the idea that the immediate, internal, biological environment can profoundly impact the ability of any type of cell to grow and evolve is hardly new. … READ MORE …

Of mice, men, prostates, and stem cells

It’s a little hard to know where this piece of news may take us, but apparently scientists at Genentech have managed to grow mouse prostates from adult mouse stem cells. This may be extremely good news for any mouse who had a radical prostatectomy in the past few months. It may take a little longer before it has specific relevance to humans. … READ MORE …

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