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 …

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 …

The role of the phi test prior to decisions about prostate biopsies

Yesterday morning, a newly published paper was brought to my attention. It reports that use of the Prostate Health Index or phi test in a partially prospective study can and did change urologists’ opinions about whether selected patients really do or don’t need to have a prostate  biopsy. … READ MORE …