The continuing importance of the digital rectal exam

Many men dislike digital rectal examinations (DREs) — for all sorts of reasons. However, a new study has again pointed out the value of the DRE in helping to establish clinical risk and the potential aggressiveness of a specific prostate cancer diagnosis in each individual patient. … READ MORE …

Early data from the LuPIN trial in men with mCRPC

A lot of people are hopeful that treatment with a new form of targeted nuclear radiation therapy — lutetium-177 PSMA 617 (177Lu PSMA) — will be able to significantly extend survival of men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) … READ MORE …

ADT is associated with risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia in largest study to date

According to the newest and largest known analysis of data currently available, there is a small but statistically significant association between treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and increase in risk for Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia over time. … READ MORE …

Patient-reported outcomes and the management of prostate cancer

Andrew Vickers, PhD, who works at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, is not a physician. He is a statistician and a research methodologist. And he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board to The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink. … READ MORE …

Evidence for dose escalation in adjuvant/salvage radiation

It is well known that prostate cancer is relatively radio-resistant compared to other kinds of cancer. … READ MORE …

The role of nutrition in management of prostate cancer patients on ADT

The precise roles of nutrition and exercise in the prevention of prostate cancer (if any) and in the management of the health of men with prostate cancer (at various different stages) are a subject of constant concern to the patient community — and to the caregiver community too. … READ MORE …

New urine test shows promising results in detecting, classifying risk for prostate cancer

A newly published article in BJU International has described a way to test post-DRE urine samples for the presence of specific types of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and use these data to detect and classify risk levels for more and less aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …