Gone but by no means forgotten

It is with great regret that we must report the demise — last Saturday — of Dr. Gerald (“Gerry”) Chodak — formerly a professor of urology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. … READ MORE …

The APCCC in Basel, Switzerland: where to get the details

Our friends at UroToday are now making available the individual presenters’ slides and other materials from the 3rd Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) that ended in Basel, Switzerland, last Saturday, as well as detailed interviews on specific topics that were recorded at the meeting. … READ MORE …

Important upcoming conferences and educational events

There are a number of significant upcoming conferences and patient education events that readers may want to be aware of happening from now through to the end of the year (inclusive of the next patient meeting coordinated by Prostate Cancer International): … READ MORE …

Conflicts of interest always present problems (to some degree)

As our friend Howard Wolinsky continues his journalistic exploits into the world of prostate cancer, he has (almost inevitably) come across an issue of “conflicts of interest”, … READ MORE …

A chance for US patients to “speak to power”

The roles of patients, patient advocates, and other members of the public in decision-making about the research that is funded by NIH and other agencies here in America is sadly somewhat limited, … READ MORE …

Early data suggest 18F-DCFPyL PET/CT scans can change patient management

A media release issued yesterday by Progenics Pharmaceuticals states that the investigational imaging agent 18F-DCFPyL changed physician behavior in the management of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer in > 65 percent of patients. … READ MORE …

Depression in men on ADT

Depression is relatively common among men with prostate cancer. Indeed, it may be a lot more common than we can currently document. … READ MORE …