Will “Apifiny” be helpful in the diagnosis of prostate cancer?

The development-stage test known as Apifiny is a new type of test that its creators believe will help in the more accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer. Whether that is actually the case seems to be rather less certain as yet. … READ MORE …

Does use of PDE5 inhibitors post-treatment affect risk for biochemical recurrence?

A new article in the February 2015 of the Journal of Urology may actually tell us as much (or more) about the difficulties of relying on data from large, retrospective analyses of single institution data as it does about the actual issue references in the headline above. … READ MORE …

Metformin + BI2536 may have significant activity in mCRPC

According to an new article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the combination of metformin with a polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) inhibitor known currently as BI2536 appears to be able to suppress the spread of prostate cancer that resists all other available treatments. … READ MORE …

MRI/TRUS fusion-guided biopsies and the diagnosis of prostate cancer

An important article by Siddiqui et al. appears in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. It deals with the experience of Dr. Peter Pinto and his colleagues in the diagnosis of prostate cancer in about 1,000 patients over the past few years. … READ MORE …

The risks of continuing to smoke after diagnosis, treatment for prostate cancer

An article just published in BJU International has further confirmed the risks associated with continuing to smoke cigarettes after initial diagnosis with, and treatment for, prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prediction of the “real” risk of death from prostate cancer

A while ago now we first discussed research being done by Eric Feuer and others on what was initially being called the Cancer Survival Query System or CSQS. … READ MORE …

Boxer, Sessions re-introduce National Prostate Cancer Action Plan Act

Last Wednesday (January 21), Senators Barbara Boxer (D, CA) and Jeff Sessions (R, AL) re-introduced the National Prostate Cancer Plan Act — a piece of legislation that they had previously introduced during the 113th Congress. … READ MORE …

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