Another new way to diagnose prostate cancer more accurately?

A news item on Friday in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle describes research ongoing at the Rochetster Institute of Technology into another new way to identify men at high risk for prostate cancer — but using targeted dying agents that will “stick” to the membranes of prostate cancer cells. … READ MORE …

The complexity of assessment of prostate cancer risk

A new study just published online in the journal Cancer Discovery has helped to clarify — or perhaps “clarify” is the wrong word — just how complex risk for prostate cancer really is. … READ MORE …

Craig hits a homer!

Your sitemaster is a regular reader of the blog posts of Dr. Craig Hildreth  — an oncologist — on the CancerNetwork web site. So here’s a link to his most recent post … on the relationship between oncologists and their patients (at least as Dr. Hildreth sees it). Every so often Dr. Hildreth hits one way outta the park!

NICE recommends coverage of radium-223, but …

According to a recent report in Pharma Times, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK is recommending coverage of treatment with radium-223 dichoride (Xofigo) but has changed its mind about coverage of degarelix (Firmagon). … READ MORE …

Fallout from elimination of PSA data from the SEER database

On April 29 this year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced a decision to eliminate all PSA data from their current data files because of apparent inaccuracies in the ways that such data had been accumulated over time and administered. The full ramifications of this are — as yet — unclear. … READ MORE …

How important is hanging onto your job during a recession?

There’s a new paper in an open-access journal called eCancer Medical Science that is asking a really tough question about links between unemployment and risk for prostate cancer mortality in the European Union nations. … READ MORE …

This year’s crop of ASCO abstracts now available on line

Before we have even made it to the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA, starting in New Orleans tomorrow), the abstracts for the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO, starting in Chicago in another couple of weeks) have now been made available. … READ MORE …

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