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Understanding Prostate Cancer

UNDERSTANDING PROSTATE CANCER Aggressive treatment isn't always better treatment PROSTATE CANCER Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. Most men are more likely to die with prostate cancer than from it 20% 15% 240,000 10%- 30,000 5% men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. men die from prostate cancer each year. MEN DIAGNOSED WITH MEN WHO DIE FROM PROSTATE CANCER PROSTATE CANCER IS TREATMENT TOO AGGRESSIVE? Estimates among screen-detected prostate cancers in the US: 40-50% of patients with low-risk cancer could be candidates for active surveillance. IS TREATMENT AGGRESSIVE ENOUGH? 20-30% of patients with intermediate or high-risk cancers require multimodal therapy. 1t Health care providers need better and more personalized risk assessment tools THE PROLARIS TEST CAN HELP PROVIDE ANSWERS THE PROLARIS TEST Identifies how fast the Prolaris signature contains a total of cancer cells are replicating in order to measure how 46 GENES aggressive the cancer is Combines cell cycle gene 31 cell cycle progression genes 15 Assesses multiple cell cycle progression pathways expression with standard clinicopathologic parameters housekeeper genes PROLARIS PROVIDES Personalized risk assessment Prognosis of disease progression using meaningful oncologic endpoints Prostate cancer-specific mortality Metastases Biochemical recurrence The Prolaris test determines the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in order to better understand how to treat it. With Prolaris, the physician and patient can make more informed treatment decisions about the type and timing of treatment. Sources:' too-aggressive/ MYRIAD DEVELOPED BY Additional info from Myriad N NOWSOURCING

Understanding Prostate Cancer

shared by NowSourcing on Nov 20
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. This infographic provides a deeper look into the numbers behind prostate cancer.




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