Some thoughts on the president’s cancer “moon shot”

It has been a couple of weeks now since Vice President Biden started work on the cancer “moon shot” initiative that President Obama announced during the State of the Union speech to Congress on January 12. … READ MORE …

Lowering risk of death from prostate cancer AND cardiovascular disease

Based on a specific case study, a new paper in Circulation by a group of clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center describes their program designed to reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease for prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

Does your doctor ever thank you for coming to see him or her?

So there was a fascinating article in last October’s issue of Medical Economics that has just been brought to our attention. … READ MORE …

Sitemaster somewhat snow affected

We apologize for the recent lack of news on this site, but your sitemaster was at a somewhat intense, non-prostate cancer-related meeting on the West Coast (of America), from last Thursday until yesterday morning. As a consequence of the meeting, the travel, and the snow on the East Coast, his time and attention have been somewhat affected by non-prostate cancer priorities.

While he did manage to get home from the West Coast last night, he has been rather severely affected by the snow, and it may be a couple more days before he is able to get back to regular prostate cancer news reports.


Site of cancer recurrence after first-line (primary) radiation therapy

This is the first part of a two-part commentary. In this part we look at studies that identified the site of failure after primary radiation treatment. In the second part we will look at how stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is being used to treat such local recurrences. … READ MORE …

NCCN issues revised prostate cancer management guidelines for 2016

The National Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (NCCN) has just released its updated 2016 guidelines on the management of prostate cancer for physicians. … READ MORE …

Abstracts of presentations at the Genitourinary Cancer Symposium

The annual Genitourinary Cancer Symposium will start on Thursday in San Francisco this week. The abstracts of all podium and poster presentations were made available on line at 5:00 pm Eastern today, for those who want to start checking them out. We will have some in initial comments later tonight or tomorrow morning.


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