Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

In today’s news reports we address data from studies dealing with:

  • Cancer risk in young Korean males with an elevated PSA level
  • Mushroom-based supplements in the treatment of prostate cancer
  • Outcomes after brachytherapy in intermediate-risk Canadian patients
  • Traumatic stress among African American prostate cancer patients … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news report: Sunday, January 24, 2010

In this weekend’s prostate cancer news reports, we have addressed recent publications on:

  • A SNP that may be specifically linked to risk for prostate cancer in African Americans
  • The need for extended biopsies in men with larger prostates who are considering focal treatment for prostate cancer
  • A possible association between diabetes, race, obesity, and risk for prostate cancer progression
  • Neoadjuvant hormone therapy, brachytherapy, and all cause mortality in older patients … READ MORE …

Use of PSA and DRE tests among African Americans

A new report is suggesting that the use of PSA and DRE testing in African Americans declined between 2002 and 2006. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today’s news reports include discussion of items on:

  • Prostate cancer risk awareness
  • Improving cryotherapy technique with 3D ultrasound
  • Interposition (“sural”) nerve grafting
  • Post-brachytherapy “PSA bounce”
  • The potential of targeted, peptide-linked, α-emitting radioisotopes … READ MORE …

The Friday news reports: April 3, 2009

This morning’s news reports cover:

  • Decision making and prostate cancer testing among African Americans
  • Inflammation and prostate cancer etiology
  • Minimally invasive penile prosthesis surgery
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound in first-line treatment
  • Intermittent hormone therapy … READ MORE …

Friday’s news reports: March 27, 2009

The reports addressed today offer information from three very technical studies dealing with:

  • Genomic profiling of localized prostate cancers among African American men
  • “DNA licensing” and prostate cancer progression
  • Interleukin-6 over-expression and bicalutamide resistance … READ MORE …

Incidence of prostate cancer among African Americans

The American Cancer Society has just released its biannual publication Cancer Facts and Figures in African Americans, 2009-2010. However, publication of the complete Cancer Facts and Figures 2009, which is normally published by early February each year, “has been delayed due to the late release of the US final mortality for 2006 by the National Center for Statistics.” … READ MORE …

Thursday’s PC news: November 6, 2008

Today’s news items address such matters as:

  • The potential importance of the “new” (International Society of Urological Pathology) rules for reporting Gleason scores
  • Post-operative surgical outcomes among African Americans
  • Post-brachytherapy outcomes and exposure to Agent Orange
  • “Masculinity” and prostate cancer treatment among low income African Americans and Latinos
  • The adverse effects of ADT among elderly prostate cancer patients … READ MORE …