PCF publishes updated patient handbook

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has just published the 2019 update to its Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, which is a very useful (and free) introduction to prostate cancer for patients and their caregivers. … READ MORE …

Risk for suicide among prostate cancer patients

An article just published in the journal Cancer states that — at least here in the USA — there was no significant increase in risk for suicide within the first year after diagnosis among men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2000 and 2014 … READ MORE …

Maybe coming soon to a medical center near you?

Our regular readers will remember that we have commented on and off on the development of different types of system that (maybe) can be used to test for risk of cancer based on smell … an ability that has been clearly demonstrated among certain trained dogs and one of two electronic systems. … READ MORE …

No measurable benefit from supplements in the VITAL trial

Two sets of results from a major trial focused on the use of supplements to prevent cancer and heart disease are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. … READ MORE …

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 …