Suicide and accidental deaths among men newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer

A new article, just accepted for publication by BJU International, has again raised the question of risk for suicide among men diagnosed with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Legal risk for physicians and use/non-use of PSA testing

Dr. Gerald Chodak has raised an interesting reason why physicians may want to think hard about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation on the value of PSA testing for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, …

For years, physicians and their patients diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer believed that those patients were at high risk for progressive disease over time. And physicians and their patients diagnosed with a form of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS had similar beliefs. … READ MORE …

Increasing our ability to predict who really needs to be biopsied

Data from a large study reported in the July issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has confirmed the potential ability of a four-kallikrein marker test to lower the need for biopsies in men at risk for prostate cancer while delaying diagnosis of high-grade cancers in a few men. … READ MORE …

For men who live in remote areas, there are always medical challenges

Men and their families who live in rural and relatively remote areas face additional, and sometimes specific, challenges when it comes to medical issues (above and beyond those associated with unexpected and serious injuries or acute medical conditions). … READ MORE …

Final CHAARTED data now published in NEJM

The final results of the CHAARTED trial, recommending early treatment with the combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and chemotherapy, at least in men with extensive metastasis at diagnosis, have just been published this week by Sweeney et al. in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). … READ MORE …

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 …

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