The real risk of secondary malignancies due to prostate radiation

Some of the media (see this Medscape article) have already pounced on a meta-analysis on this topic published by a group of researchers from the University of Toronto. The media misguidedly focus on relative risk rather than absolute risk. We examined this very complex subject last year (see this link). … READ MORE …

Some thoughts on the president’s cancer “moon shot”

It has been a couple of weeks now since Vice President Biden started work on the cancer “moon shot” initiative that President Obama announced during the State of the Union speech to Congress on January 12. … READ MORE …

The use of TRT in hypogonadal prostate cancer patients

We may be seeing the beginning of a real turning point in opinions about the role of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men who have been treated for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Something you can do NOW about the cost of care and “financial toxicities”

In an article in the October 25 issue of The ASCO Post, Dr. Jonas de Souza of the University of Chicago has introduced a new initiative to help all cancer patients and their doctors address the increasing problems associated with the costs of cancer care. … READ MORE …

Screening and the incidence of newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer over time

Another article in this week’s issue of the New England Medical Journal is going to re-fuel the fire among those who advocate for widespread, frequent screening of men for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Master gene reprogramming and the development of prostate cancer

According to an hypothesis just published by a group of researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, they have identified “a new epigenetic program occurring as you transition from normal to tumor cells” in the development of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Congratulations to ZERO Cancer and to Jimmy Charles …

… for making the song and music video “Superman” available on Youtube and the song downloadable via iTunes.

Getting men to actually face up to and talk about prostate cancer is one of the hardest challenges we face as a community. This type of publicity and activity is what will be needed to really get men to open up about what prostate cancer entails and what one has to do to deal with it.