What is “Prostac” and where can you get it?

Someone asked the sitemaster yesterday about a new test for risk of prostate cancer called Prostac® and where he could access this. … READ MORE …

Finasteride lowers risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer WITHOUT increased risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality

Something that most of us seem to have managed to “miss” at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in San Francisco in May was an update from Dr. Ian Thompson on the 25-year outcomes of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). It has the potential to be rather important! … READ MORE …

Another 63 genetic variants seem to affect risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer

Newly published research in Nature Genetics has reported the identification of yet another 63 new variants in the human genome that increase risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer in males. This takes the total number of such variants identified to date to something approaching 175. … READ MORE …

But can exercise lower risk for prostate cancer diagnosis or progression?

In an incidentally timely manner, the May issue of Annals of Oncology carries a systematic review and meta-analysis of data on physical activity and risk for prostate 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 …

The potential of shear wave elastography — an update

First and foremost, we would like to thank Prof. Ghulam Nabi of the University of Dundee for providing us with a preprint of the full text of his team’s article on transrectal SWE within about 30 seconds of receiving our request! That’s a record! … READ MORE …

Is shear wave elastography the shear wave of the future?

Just this morning, the University of Dundee issued a media release that included the following statement:

an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) has been shown to offer much greater accuracy and reliability in diagnosis of prostate cancer, while being a non-invasive and cheaper method than those currently used.

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