Sometimes we all need to just take a break!

Your sitemaster apologizes for the fact that he has posted no new news over the past few days. He had to take a break … but you do deserve to know why … READ MORE …

What’s being presented at the AUA in May: Part VI

There are five sessions on prostate cancer detection and screening at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) this year that include 92 presentations and posters. For each session we have tried to identify at least one of the more interesting posters from the data to be presented. … READ MORE …

Current and future imaging techniques and recurrent prostate cancer

An article just reproduced on the Medscape Oncology web site provides a very readable review of what the authors describe as, “A paradigm shift from anatomic to functional and molecular imaging in the detection of recurrent prostate cancer”. … READ MORE …

How to mislead the public: a case study in apparent naivety

An article in today’s Daily Telegraph in the UK starts with the misleading statement that, “Up to half of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are being given ‘false hope’ by tests that are underestimating the severity of their disease, according to the authors of a new study.” … READ MORE …

What’s being presented at the AUA in May: Part V

Eight papers on prostate cancer are being presented in the major plenary sessions at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association this year. All eight papers are interesting, but only the ones by Lin et al. and by Karnes et al. seem to hold potential for being of practice-changing significance. … READ MORE …

What’s being presented at the AUA in May: Part IV

There are numerous sessions at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association that focus on basic research and technical topics. A few of our readers may be interested in a very few of these presentations and posters, but the vast majority of these presentations and posters are about very early stage scientific research. … READ MORE …

Does cannabis have value in the management of prostate cancer?

If you do a PubMed search for “cannabis + prostate + cancer” you will find remarkably few articles that deal specifically with the impact of cannabis use and its relationship to prostate cancer — either in a positive or a negative sense. … READ MORE …

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