Of CTCs, EMT, PSA, and megakaryocytes … Huh?

A newly published study in Clinical Cancer Research has implied the potential development of a completely new and much more accurate way to be able to identify risk for metastatic prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Nearer to a simple, cost-effective blood test for diagnosis of cancer(s)?

According to a report on the Reuters web site this morning, an Indian company called Strand Life Sciences that is based in Bengaluru (Bangalore) has just launched (in India) a simple blood test that may be usable to diagnose a whole spectrum of different types of cancer. … READ MORE …

Selenium rising … all over again

As some of our older readers will remember, there was a major Phase III clinical trial several years ago (the SELECT trial) designed to study whether taking regular selenium supplements could help to lower risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer. It didn’t. … READ MORE …

A completely new test for risk of prostate cancer? But is it good enough?

New data published in the journal Applied Materials and Interfaces (along with media information that should be read with some caution) suggests the possibility of a new way to test for risk of prostate cancer based on the adhesion of citrate-capped gold nanoparticles to biomolecules in truly tiny blood samples. … READ MORE …

Your blood type may affect your risk for prostate cancer mortality

Perhaps the most fascinating paper to be presented this year at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium has to do with blood typing and risk for lethal prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

White blood cell density and risk for prostate cancer

A recent Japanese paper has suggested that a low white blood cell (neutrophil) count may be an independent predictor of risk for a positive biopsy and a diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

New, chip-based technology can isolate, identify prostate cancer cells in blood

According to an Associated Press story that came out this morning, Johnson & Johnson and “Boston scientists” are working together on “A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones.” … READ MORE …