Are you going bald? Here’s an update on your prostate cancer risk

It has been suspected for years that there was some form of connection between “male pattern baldness” and being at risk for prostate cancer, and past studies have tended to validate this, but arguably not as well as the one described below. … READ MORE …

Heightened risk for prostate cancer among balding males (redux)

Back in 2014, Zhou et al. reported an association between baldness and risk for diagnosis with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. At the time we noted that this association really needed to be confirmed in other studies. … READ MORE …

Baldness patterns, genetics, and risk for prostate cancer

According to a newly-published study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, certain types of male baldness are associated with a heightened risk for aggressive forms of prostate cancer (but this finding really needs to be confirmed in other studies). … READ MORE …

Can male pattern baldness help us to understand prostate cancer?

It is well understood that male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) and prostate cancer are both associated with levels of expression of androgenic androgens like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. However, there does not, in general, appear to be a direct correlation between male pattern baldness and risk for prostate cancer (or vice versa). … READ MORE …

The weekend news reports: February 21, 2009

There are six reports in the news for the weekend, addressing such topics as:

  • DRE for prostate cancer at the time of colonoscopy
  • Development of a 3D transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy system
  • False-positive biochemical failures after external beam radiotherapy
  • Activity of inactivated Sendai virus particles on HRPC in vitro
  • Male pattern baldness, serum androgen levels, and prostate disorders
  • Psychosocial effects and implications of gynecomastia … READ MORE …