The development of a “10-minute cancer test”: the Methylscape

By now, many readers have probably seen news reports coming out of Australia about the “possible medical breakthrough” of a rapid, highly accurate test that can be used to detect cancer anywhere in the body (prostate cancer specifically included). … READ MORE …

PCaI appoints new Medical Director

This morning, Prostate Cancer International (PCaI) announced the appointment of Michael B. Williams, MD, as its Medical Director and as a member of the Board of Directors of the foundation. … READ MORE …

Understanding “cell-free DNA analysis” in cancer diagnosis and management

We have probably all heard terms like “liquid biopsy” and “genetic screening” and “cell-free” DNA analysis over the past few years. These are all terms related to the use of genetic and genomic information to “personalize” cancer diagnosis and its management. And they are potentially a huge big deal. But, … READ MORE …

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 …

Why do men get prostate cancer?

The answer to this question, some 70 to 80 years after we started to see if we could answer it, is still: “We haven’t got a clue.” But every so often people come up with a new or a revised hypothesis, and it can take years to work out whether each specific hypothesis is viable. … READ MORE …

Is it or ain’t it “really” cancer?

In a new article in the Journal of Urology, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore have again expressed their opinion that it would be inappropriate to rename low-risk Gleason 6 disease as something other than “cancer”. … READ MORE …

“Getting off biopsy train in prostate cancer”

“Getting off biopsy train in prostate cancer” is the title of the latest article by Howard Wolinsky (a long-time active active surveillance patient) on the MedPage Today web site. We recommend it to your attention. … READ MORE …