The impact of the USPSTF recommendation against screening: another take

A research letter from the epidemiologists and statisticians at the American Cancer Society has just been published in JAMA Oncology. The full text of the research letter is available on line. … READ MORE …

A potential downside to metformin in the treatment of men with diabetes

There have been suggestions for some time (but no confirmation yet from large scale clinical trials) that treatment with the antidiabetic agent metformin may be beneficial in the management of at least some forms of prostate cancer. However, … READ MORE …

How closely do you feel connected to your doctors?

Your sitemaster has mentioned before that he likes to keep an eye on the blog by the medical oncologist Dr. Craig Hildreth on the CancerNetwork.com web site. … READ MORE …

Let’s call this “new technology” what it is; it’s a form of HIFU

According to information in the Boston Herald earlier today, researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston (one of the main teaching hospitals associated with Harvard University) are testing a new form of technology to treat localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Alas, … the surgery vs. radiation therapy war continues …

In what certainly appears to be the largest and most thorough meta-analysis published to date, the authors conclude that surgery is a more effective first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer than radiation therapy. However, … READ MORE …

Is ADT giving you Alzheimer’s disease? … Another look

Late last year we reported on a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that suggested the possibility of a link between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. … READ MORE …

How early salvage radiation therapy can be used to prevent metastases and save lives

Several clinical trials have established that adjuvant radiation reduces the risk of biochemical recurrence, but only one trial looked at and demonstrated an improvement in metastasis-free survival and prostate cancer-specific survival. … READ MORE …

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