Diabetes and risk for prostate cancer

There have long been suggestions that men already diagnosed with and receiving treatment for diabetes are at lower risk for a subsequent diagnosis of prostate cancer than non-diabetics. However, a very large, new, epidemiological analysis seems to suggest strongly that this may not be the case at all. … READ MORE …

Lifestyle, diet, exercise, and cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has recently issued a new “booklet” (it’s about 90 pages in length) entitled, The Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer. … READ MORE …

Does eating mushrooms prevent prostate cancer?

Well, maybe, … at least among men living in in the Miyagi and Ohsaki prefectures, in Japan. … READ MORE …

What did we learn at the AUA this year?

The annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) is one at which a great deal of information is exchanged, but a lot of that information is of limited utility to patients. … READ MORE …

No measurable benefit from supplements in the VITAL trial

Two sets of results from a major trial focused on the use of supplements to prevent cancer and heart disease are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. … READ MORE …

Does lowering lipid levels really affect risk for prostate cancer and prostate cancer-specific mortality?

As our regular readers will be well aware, there have been a number of published papers suggesting associations between the use of statins and other lipid-lowering agents and risk for diagnosis with and progression of prostate cancer over time. … READ MORE …

Vigorous exercise and prostate cancer risk

A new study just published in European Urology appears to have confirmed a connection between regular, vigorous exercise (in men of 45 to 75 years of age) and a reduced risk for aggressive (i.e., advanced and lethal) forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …