“Lynchpin molecule for the spread of cancer found”

This type of heading in media stories and press releases tends to drive your Sitemaster to distraction because there is almost invariably a major “may” or a “possibly” in the actual story when you get into the details. However, in this particular case there may be some justification for the headline. … READ MORE …

New recommendations from the AUA through “Choosing Wisely” initiative

Yesterday the American Urology Association (AUA) issued a second set of five recommendations to its members through the Choosing Wisely initiative (which is coordinated by the ABIM Foundation). Two of these recommendations were specific to risk for prostate cancer and its management. … READ MORE …

Familial risk for prostate cancer ups risk for breast cancer too

Just a few days ago, a paper in Cancer reported that familial risk for breast cancer in women appeared to be affected not only by a familial history of breast cancer but also by a familial history of prostate cancer among close family members. … READ MORE …

Risk for radiation-induced second primary cancer (RTSPC) is low and may differ by radiation technique

While radiation therapy cures many cancers, many men worry that radiation-induced sub-lethal damage to healthy tissue may someday result in a second primary cancer in the irradiated field. … READ MORE …

Prediction of the “real” risk of death from prostate cancer

A while ago now we first discussed research being done by Eric Feuer and others on what was initially being called the Cancer Survival Query System or CSQS. … READ MORE …

Should pure Gleason 6 disease still be called cancer — or not?

The annual meeting of the Society for Urological Oncology has been going to in Washington, DC, this week, and reports on the various sessions have been available on the UroToday web site. … READ MORE …

The future of cancer classification — a molecular realignment

Traditionally cancers have been classified according to their organ system of origin: prostate cancer, breast cancer, color-rectal cancer, etc. For several years now, it has been evident that this historic classification system needed a major overhaul … and that overhaul is now coming closer. … READ MORE …

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