A specific subset of men with a specific genetic variation respond to non-steroidal CYP17A1 inhibition

Just over a year ago, we reported on a paper by Hearn et al. that had shown that a specific inherited mutation in the HSD3B1 gene seemed to be associated with a more aggressive form of prostate cancer that was less responsive to treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

A potential future for prostate cancer risk assessment

A recent article in the International Journal of Cancer lays out a possible future scenario for prostate cancer risk assessment that takes specific account of familial and hereditary risks for clinically significant prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Of genetics, diabetes, and prostate cancer risk

We know from a number of older, epidemiologic studies that there seems to be an inverse association between diabetes status and prostate cancer risk. In other words, people with diabetes seem to be less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The news report: Thursday, April 23, 2009

We have reported separately on a study of the long-term durability of erectile function following brachytherapy using permanent seed implantation. Other reports today address:

  • Literacy levels and prostate cancer communication
  • Antiperspirant use as a possible cause of prostate (and breast) cancer
  • A gene-based tool to predict prostate cancer risk
  • Drugs in development for prostate cancer prevention
  • PSA velocity and prostate cancer diagnosis
  • Identification of good candidates for salvage radical prostatectomy … READ MORE …