Rotating shift work and risk for prostate cancer

There have been suggestions in the past that people who work shifts, cycling between day and night work, may be at higher risk for various cancers than people who do regular daytime work. … READ MORE …

Statins as agents to reduce risk for prostate cancer

In the past few years we have become used to seeing data from a range of studies suggesting that ongoing statin therapy is associated with both a lowered risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer and beneficial impact on the outcomes of treatment for prostate cancer once diagnosed. However, … READ MORE …

Does diagnosis/treatment for prostate cancer increase risk for colorectal cancer too?

A newly published study in the journal of Cancer Control has again suggested the possibility that men treated for prostate cancer may be at elevated risk for a secondary diagnosis of colorectal cancer by comparison with similar men never diagnosed with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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 …

Check what you know about diagnosis of prostate cancer

There’s a new slide presentation on the Medscape web site that is designed to help primary care physicians keep up to date on the initial diagnosis of prostate cancer and its implications. … READ MORE …

Predicting risk for cancer years before the event

There is a lot of media hype about a paper just published in the online journal EBioScience. The paper suggests that it may, perhaps, be able to project risk for diagnosis of cancer (prostate cancer specifically included) as much as 13 years before the actual event. … READ MORE …

Race, obesity, and risk for prostate cancer

By using data from the prospective SELECT trial (the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial, conducted between 2001 and 2011), researchers have been able to suggest that obesity is strongly associated with increased risk for prostate cancer diagnosis among African American males compared to non-Hispanic whites. … READ MORE …

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