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 …

How do cancer cells that only absorb a sub-lethal dose of radiation get destroyed by the immune system?

A recent commentary on combined radiation and immune therapy included the following statement without further explanation: “Radiation-modified cancer cells that escaped direct annihilation become more immune-susceptible too.” … READ MORE …

Bill Manning’s blog: Part IX

Here is the latest of Bill’s blog posts. It seems that Bill’s benefits — to any meaningful extent — from drugs like abiraterone and enzalutamide are over. He, and we, hope it will be helpful to all those battling late stage prostate cancer. Click here for earlier parts if you missed them. … READ MORE …

Ageism in prostate cancer treatment

We’ve all heard the age-related treatment recommendations of doctors. … READ MORE …

Progress in the underlying science of prostate cancer management

Patients (and others) who are interested in an overview of the possible future of development of new agents for the treatment of advanced forms of prostate cancer may want to … READ MORE …

Otis Brawley on progress in cancer diagnosis and management

Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical and scientific officer at the American Cancer Society, tends to be a polarizing figure for many in the prostate cancer community. … READ MORE …

PSA doubling time, seminal vesicle invasion, and efficacy of salvage radiation therapy

A small study from one hospital in Norway has suggested that PSA doubling times after surgery may predict the value of salvage radiation therapy alone as a second line form of therapy. … READ MORE …

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