Data from large Swedish study supports exercise after first-line therapy

According to a media release issued by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) new data from a large Swedish study show lower overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality in prostate cancer patients who exercise regularly. … READ MORE …

Olaparib approved in the US (but not yet for prostate cancer)

On Friday this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug known as olaparib (Lynparza®) for the treatment of a very specific form of very late stage ovarian cancer. This may be of interest to some men with late-stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

A new “gold standard” for detection of prostate cancer?

An article just published in the Journal of Urology argues that, ” The gold standard for cancer detection in primary biopsy is [now] a combination of systematic and targeted cores.” . READ MORE …

Published data on Klotz’s active surveillance series at c. 20 years

In a report published on line on Monday, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Klotz et al. have now provided peer-reviewed data from their nearly 20-year-long series of patients managed on active surveillance. … READ MORE …

Short-term outcomes after radical prostatectomy and surgeon training/practice site

Now here’s some data that may cause a bit of a furore … so before the US-based urologists get upset, we’d like to point out that this is a Canadian study based on data from members of the Canadian urology community in a single, unidentified Canadian province! … READ MORE …

New plant in USA for manufacture of radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo)

According to a joint media release issued earlier today, Bayer HealthCare and Cardinal Health have signed a 15-year agreement for the contract manufacturing of Xofigo® (radium-223 dichloride). … READ …

The language of cancer: are war-like metaphors really helping or not?

A study due for publication in the January issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, further reinforces the idea that “cancer language” that emphasizes words like war, fight, battle, etc., may well be having harmful rather than positive effects. … READ MORE …

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