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 …

The “Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly” (ASPREE) trial

Your sitemaster has just been made aware of a trial that has been ongoing since 2010. However, it may have implications for determining whether regular aspirin therapy can actually lower risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality. … READ MORE …

Who’s actually dying of prostate cancer (in France) today?

A newly published paper from a French research group has provided some interesting data on which patients actually die of prostate cancer in the modern, post-PSA era. … READ MORE …

One more reason to cut out the cigarettes

Surgeons already don’t like to operate on smokers. They don’t do as well during and after surgery as non-smokers, not least because smokers can have problems with anesthesia. Now come data suggesting that smoking during radiation therapy is a pretty lousy idea too. … READ MORE …

Is smoking causing 15 to 25 percent of prostate cancer-specific deaths each year?

A new paper just published in European Urology offers further evidence from a meta-analysis of data from 51 different primary papers that smoking tobacco does increase a man’s risk of dying from prostate cancer — by about 24 percent compared to the risk for non-smokers. … READ MORE …

Metabolic aberrations and risk for prostate cancer

According to a newly published study of data from > 285,000 European males (the Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer Project), men with metabolic aberrations are at slightly less risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer compared with men who have normal levels of metabolic factors … but their risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality is similar. … READ MORE …

Mortality, body mass index, and Gleason score: the relationship

New data appear to suggest that you really don’t want to be diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer if you are significantly over-weight or obese. … READ MORE …

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