Metabolic aberrations and risk for prostate cancer

According to a newly published study of data from > 285,000 European males (the Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer Project), men with metabolic aberrations are at slightly less risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer compared with men who have normal levels of metabolic factors … but their risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality is similar. … READ MORE …

Weight, wait, don’t tell us (what we don’t want to hear)

Grace Lu-Yao and colleagues have posted an interesting “Beyond the Abstract” commentary on the UroToday web site in relation to recent data about the associations between obesity and prostate cancer in America. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Thursday, October, 2009

In today’s news reports we cover items on:

  • Risks for prostate cancer from  smoking and increased adipose tissue
  • The role of religious activities in prostate cancer testing among African Americans
  • Blood loss at the time of surgery and risk for progressive disease … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In today’s news reports we comment on studies dealing with:

  • PSA level, body mass index, risk, and outcomes
  • External beam radiotherapy in treatment of Japanese patients
  • An endorectal balloon to prevent anal/rectal side effects of radiation?
  • The optimal period of neoadjuvant hormone therapy prior to radiation therapy … READ MORE …

Friday’s news and reports: December 26, 2008

With at least a dozen new reports available today, we have chosen to focus only on the most significant, several of which may be of clinical importance now or in the near future. Most of the other items provide minimal new information and can be accessed through the UroToday web site by those who are interested. … READ MORE …