5-year data from another large series of men on active surveillance

A new article in the Scandinavian Journal of Urology has provided 5-year outcomes data from a large, prospective, single-center study of men in Denmark initially managed on active surveillance. … READ MORE …

Early data on active surveillance from Denmark

Although active surveillance have been an evolving clinical strategy for the management of low-risk prostate cancer in North America for several years now, there have been far fewer data from cohorts of European patients. … READ MORE …

Statin therapy and cancer-specific mortality in Denmark

We don’t want to get into the details (which are covered extensively in other sources), but a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, and encompassing the entire population of Denmark, suggests that people with cancer who take a statin (a cholesterol-lowering agent) have a 15 percent lower mortality rate than cancer patients not taking a statin. … READ MORE …

In Denmark … PSA-based testing for risk shows no significant impact on prostate cancer mortality (yet)

The question whether widespread use of the PSA test to test for risk of prostate cancer has a significant impact on prostate cancer-specific mortality continues to be highly controversial and to engender strong emotions among many medical professionals, patients, and prostate cancer advocates. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer mortality rates in Denmark: 1998 to 2009

As we have noted several times before, databases in selected European nations (most particularly the Scandinavian countries) allow for the possibility of highly accurate analyses of  information on the diagnosis, management, and outcomes of prostate cancer (and other disorders) over time based on data from very large numbers of people. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer, BPH, risk association, and a 3 million man study

A commonly raised question is whether men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are at greater risk for prostate cancer than men who have no sign of BPH. A new, nation-wide study of the male population of Denmark over the past 27 years offers us some insights. … READ MORE …