Testosterone supplements, rats, and risk for prostate cancer in healthy, aging men

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has long argued that the use of testosterone supplements by otherwise healthy men as they age (as a way to try to maintain the vigor and libido of their youth) comes with risks, and that one of those risks is the risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Over-use of PSA testing in men > 65 with short life expectancies?

Why is it that we seem to be so focused on testing for risk of prostate cancer in older men with life expectancies of < 10 years, i.e., men who are almost certainly at very low risk for clinically significant disease? … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer in younger men: an important new review

An article in this month’s issue of Nature Reviews: Urology has looked closely at a question of significant relevance to an important subset of our regular readers — Is prostate cancer in some way “different” in younger men? … READ MORE …

Risk evaluation among men initially diagnosed with T1cN0M0 disease

A recent paper in Frontiers in Oncology offers us new information about the risk profiles of men initially diagnosed with clinical stage T1c disease in the USA in relatively recent years. … READ MORE …

How one thing that happens in childhood may affect risk for prostate cancer

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has been pointing out (on a fairly regular basis over the past 5 years) that at least some of our risk for prostate cancer (other than the genetic risks) may be affected by what happens to us in childhood. … READ MORE …

Urologists’ and radiation oncologists’ opinions on use of PSA test to screen for prostate cancer

A new study has provided data on the opinions of a random sample of 1,366 radiation oncologists and urologists with regard to the appropriate role of the PSA test in screening for prostate cancer (since the recommendation of a D grade for this test as a screening mechanism by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). … READ MORE …

Dr. David Agus on CBS’s “Morning Rounds”

So the role of prostate cancer screening got discussed on the CBS television program “Morning Rounds” on Saturday, by Dr. David Agus (a well-known urologic oncologist) and others. The context was the recent data on the “overuse” of the PSA test in men of 75+ years of age. … READ MORE …

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