OMG … as if it wasn’t bad enough to have the acne in the first place … !

Just in case most of our readers are so old that they have forgotten … severe acne is one of the traumatizing events of male (and female) adolescence. I mean, “Duh. Whose gonna wanna to date me when … READ MORE …

FDA approves key genetic/genomic test for cancer mutations

According to reports from the Associated Press and others, some time late last Thursday the  US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) appears to have approved the use of the FoundationOne CDx genetic/genomic test for patients with “advanced or widely spread cancers.” A media release from Foundation Medicine is also available on line. … READ MORE …

Could “single cell genomics” replace Gleason grading in prostate cancer risk evaluation?

According to a study just published in Cancer Research, a completely new technique referred to as “single cell genomics” may be able to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of prostate cancer based on biopsy tissue. … READ MORE …

What’s been on the agenda at the annual meeting of the SUO?

The annual meeting of the Society for Urologic Oncology (SUO) has been been taking place in Washington, DC, over the past couple of days, and yesterday was devoted primarily to prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

For patients on or considering active surveillance

Prostate Cancer International wishes to announce the development and official opening of its online Active Surveillance Virtual Support Group. … READ MORE …

Les Raff “gives people cancer” … sort of …

Here is a link to a clever article by a pathologist in the Chicago suburbs who spends a lot of his working days deciding whether he can or can’t see prostate cancer cells in the biopsy samples sent to his laboratory. It makes a good read. … READ MORE …

Why is this debate still going on at all?

The question between different types of physician as to whether radiation therapy or surgery is “better” for the first-line, curative treatment of localized prostate cancer has now been debated (over and over) for more than 40 years. … READ MORE …