Vasectomy and risk for prostate cancer all over again

Over the years there has been controversy as to the existence of an association between vasectomy and risk for prostate cancer. A new set of data from a large, long-term study, to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, has shown that there is, indeed, such a risk — but it is specific to high-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, May 9, 2009

This morning’s news reports discuss:

  • Vasectomy and prostate cancer
  • Preservation of erectile function during radical prostatectomy
  • Interferon-alfa as a treatment for localized prostate cancer
  • Immunotherapeutic agents in treatment of prostate cancer … READ MORE …

Thursday news update, Part A: October 30, 2008

There’s a lot of news today, so we will break it into two sections for reading convenience. In Part A, we deal with information about:

  • Physicial activity and prostate cancer risk
  • Vasectomy and prostate cancer risk
  • The use of surveillance and watchful waiting in men in Sweden
  • A modification to Walsh’s nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
  • The risks of “multimodal” therapy in high-risk patients and
  • A new, long-acting form of testosterone therapy … READ MORE …
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