What prostate cancer awareness means to Dr. Alicia Morgans

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, is a medical oncologist who specializes in prostate cancer management at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, where she is an associate professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. She is also an editor of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence for the UroToday web site. … READ MORE …

VPCa gets new web site on line

The organization known as Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness (VPCa) was initially founded by Mike (“Bing”) Crosby back in 2016. … READ MORE …

Boxer, Cummings introduce “Prostate Cancer Detection Research and Education Act”

According to a media release on the web site of Senator Barbara Boxer (D, CA), the senator, in conjunction with Representative Elijah Cummings, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Congress to be known as the “Prostate Cancer Detection Research and Education Act.” … READ MORE …

MLB ramps up efforts for prostate cancer awareness/funding

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink wants to take a “time out” to recognize the annual efforts made in the USA each year by Major League Baseball (MLB) to support prostate cancer awareness and help raise money for prostate cancer research. … READ MORE …

Major league sports and prostate cancer … a challenge

So here in the USA, Major League Baseball has been a long-time supporter of a significant initiative to spread awareness of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Let’s light the White House blue in September (redux!)

Last May, Dan Zenka of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (motivated by his own recent diagnosis) first suggested the idea of lighting the White House blue in September to celebrate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Now there’s been a formal request supported by many of the leading prostate cancer advocacy organizations (including Dan and the Prostate Cancer Foundation). … READ MORE …

Lighting up the White House in September

Dan Zenka thinks we should be lighting the White House blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Week this September. The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink agrees. So … read Dan’s blog and then e-mail the President and Mrs. Obama. Your commentator has already sent in his supporting e-mail.

70 percent of men in UK don’t know to ask for a PSA test

According to a poll commissioned by the Prostate Cancer Charity in the UK, 20 percent of British men who meet “at-risk” age criteria and who ask their family doctor for a PSA test have their request turned down. … READ MORE …

The consequences of overly aggressive cancer awareness campaigns

We live today in an environment with a very high level of focus on cancer awareness — particularly for breast, prostate, and skin cancers, but also for other forms of cancer like lung cancer and colon cancer. But do we really appreciate some of the consequences of all this “awareness”? … READ MORE …

Marketing surgery during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

If I was the VP of marketing for Intuitive Surgical — the makers of the da Vinci surgical “robot” — I would probably have done what the company has just done, which is to partner with a national cancer organization to promote prostate cancer awareness while linking such awareness closely to awareness about robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). It’s a “no-brainer.” … 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 …

Prostate cancer awareness — the poll results

Surprisingly only 15 readers felt motivated to vote last week on the relevance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week compared to other potential initiatives — 8/15 (53 percent) favored continuation of the current PCAW initiative compared to others, but perhaps the most telling fact is that such a small number of readers felt motivated to vote at all!

Media coverage to delight the activist

The UK prostate cancer advocacy community appears to have scored a major “hit” with an article in the MailOnline on Monday entitled, “What EVERY man (and his wife) should know about prostate cancer.” If you have a spare 3 minutes, The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink suggests you leave a brief comment at the bottom of this article on thne MailOnline web site, congratulating the MailOnline for publishing this article. This is exactly the sort of regular media coverage that is needed to expand prostate cancer awareness among the general public in every nation.

What’s in the prostate cancer news: Friday, August 15

In today’s prostate cancer news update we report on:

  • Awareness of the PSA test in men with other recognized health risks
  • A new urine test that may differentiate between prostate cancer and BPH
  • Markers for the likelihood of effectiveness of androgen deprivation from an ongoing Finnish multicenter trial … READ MORE …