Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men in the United States, with 186,000 new cases in 2008 and 28,600 deaths.
A team of surgeons from the University of Maryland gave 37-year-old Richard Norris of Hillsville, Virginia a new face, a transplant that included not just the facial tissue from the hairline to the neck, but also the upper and lower jaws, teeth and a portion of tongue.
The aging male population in Singapore has four times more prone to prostate cancer than it was 30 years back.
With the advent of robotic technology, the medical field is among those that has benefited in its application. In the US, doctors began performing robotic assisted surgeries since 1985 when the surgical arm called PUMA 560 was used in a delicate biopsy.