Risk for infections after prostate biopsies still rising

In a new article in the Journal of Urology, researchers have found that the risk for post-biopsy infections within 30 days after a prostate biopsy is still rising — potentially because of the continuing increase in prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. … READ MORE …

Are we getting closer to understanding why we get prostate cancer?

Every so often we note that we still have little to no really clear idea why men get prostate cancer in the first place (or indeed why any of us get any type of cancer). In this context, some new research from a team at the University of California, Los Angeles, is at least interesting. … READ MORE …

CureTalk on focal laser ablation therapy for prostate cancer

Last Tuesday, through the CureTalks service, we held an hour-long discussion with Dr. Ara Karamanian about the evolving and potential role of focal laser ablation (FLA) in the management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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 …