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.

Introducing PCPC3

The following statement was issued this morning by a new, patient-centric group of prostate cancer education, advocacy, and support organizations here in the USA. As indicated below, Prostate Cancer International — the parent organization behind The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink — is a founder member of the new group. … READ MORE …

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, …

For years, physicians and their patients diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer believed that those patients were at high risk for progressive disease over time. And physicians and their patients diagnosed with a form of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS had similar beliefs. … READ MORE …

“Lynchpin molecule for the spread of cancer found”

This type of heading in media stories and press releases tends to drive your Sitemaster to distraction because there is almost invariably a major “may” or a “possibly” in the actual story when you get into the details. However, in this particular case there may be some justification for the headline. … READ MORE …

New recommendations from the AUA through “Choosing Wisely” initiative

Yesterday the American Urology Association (AUA) issued a second set of five recommendations to its members through the Choosing Wisely initiative (which is coordinated by the ABIM Foundation). Two of these recommendations were specific to risk for prostate cancer and its management. … READ MORE …

Familial risk for prostate cancer ups risk for breast cancer too

Just a few days ago, a paper in Cancer reported that familial risk for breast cancer in women appeared to be affected not only by a familial history of breast cancer but also by a familial history of prostate cancer among close family members. … READ MORE …