Focal laser ablation — a CureTalk discussion

At 6:00 p.m. this evening, Eastern Time, here in the USA, we will be collaborating with our friends at CureTalks to provide an introduction to focal laser ablation in the treatment of prostate cancer. To sign up, to listen in, or ask questions, please click here. … READ MORE …

Early chemotherapy in treatment of high-risk and aggressive prostate cancers?

So the results from the CHAARTED and STAMPEDE trials over the past few years have re-ignited debate over the appropriateness of early use of chemotherapy in the treatment of aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The cost and the effectiveness of genomic testing for prostate cancer risk

As regular readers will be well aware, there are now several different tests available that can be used to assess risk for low- and very low-risk forms of prostate cancer at time of diagnosis (as opposed to clinically significant forms that need early treatment). … READ MORE …

So drinking cranberry juice can lower your PSA level, but what does that mean?

As we have noted numerous times before, there are all sorts of things that can be done to lower one’s PSA level, but knowing whether these effects are clinically meaningful is a very different issue. … READ MORE …

Of statins and the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer

The question of whether or not to take a statin to either prevent or actually help in the treatment of prostate cancer has potentially just become moot for many men in America … thanks to new guidance from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). … READ MORE …

Impact of OSGs on patient decision-making and treatment for localized prostate cancer

Since Prostate Cancer International runs an online support group (OSG) for patients, we were obviously very interested to see a newly published article by a German research group on the effects of OSGs on patients’ decision-making processes. … READ MORE …

The value of second opinions, and who one gets them from

An interesting new paper published this morning in Cancer has shown that while lots of men have been getting second opinions from urologists on what to do about a diagnosis of prostate cancer, those second opinions don’t seem to have had much impact on their care. … READ MORE …