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 …

Heart-related mortality in men on ADT: a current perspective

A newly published study in BJU International suggests (unsurprisingly) that androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with an increased risk of death among men with such cardiovascular conditions as congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. … READ MORE …

Who have you been spending intimate time with?

A paper just published in Cancer Epidemiology makes some striking claims about prostate cancer and sexual behavior that are likely to need to be thoroughly validated. … READ MORE …

CTFPHC rejects widespread screening for risk of prostate cancer

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has just issued a guidance document that is not going to make most prostate cancer survivors very happy (either in Canada or elsewhere). … READ MORE …

Medicare may soon cover Prolaris, Decipher tests for prostate cancer

Both Myriad Genetics and Genome DX Biosciences issued media releases today stating that Medicare contractors have issued draft coverage recommendations for tests used to assess the aggressiveness of prostate cancer based on genetic/genomic analyses of tissue from biopsy and post-surgical samples. … READ MORE …

Neurocrine (small cell) cancer of the prostate: an update

A new review article in the open access journal Oncology offers some key information about neuroendocrine (small-cell) carcinomas of the prostate (and why they offer essential lessons about the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer). … READ MORE …

Expert opinions on prevention, screening, and active surveillance

There are three new and useful resources now available related to the prevention of prostate cancer, screening for prostate cancer, and the role of active surveillance in the expectant management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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