UPDATE … the new PCa Social Network PLUS app

A couple of weeks ago (see here) we had first told you about the launch of the new PCa Social Network PLUS app that allows mobile access to a new social netowrk (and a clinical trial of its effects) for men with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

BPH, 5-ARIs, PSA, and risk for prostate cancer diagnosis

It will come as no surprise to the well-informed that if you are taking a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor (a 5-ARI) like dutasteride or finasteride for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it significantly lowers your “normal” PSA level (to about half the actual value). … READ MORE …

A chance for US patients to “speak to power”

The roles of patients, patient advocates, and other members of the public in decision-making about the research that is funded by NIH and other agencies here in America is sadly somewhat limited, … READ MORE …

PD-1 and PD-L1 checkpoint inhibition in treatment of prostate cancer

We have noted several times in the past that, at least to date, compared to the results shown by the PD-1 and PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of cancers like lung cancer, kidney cancer, and melanoma, there has been little evidence of the value of these agents in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The upcoming APCCC 2019 meeting on advanced prostate cancer

The first iteration of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) was held in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 2017, and the second iteration is upcoming in late August this year — this time in Basel. … READ MORE …

ASCO releases abstracts ahead of annual meeting in Chicago

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has just released the abstracts of papers to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting in Chicago, starting on Friday, May 31. … READ MORE …

Ploidy status and risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality

We have known for many years (certainly at least 20) that the presence of abnormal numbers of chromosomes (aneuploidy) in prostate cancer tumor cells is a risk factor for more serious forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …