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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Testosterone supplements and new AUA guidelines on management of testosterone deficiency

The increasingly widespread use of testosterone supplements has been of concern for many years. In particular, for men with a history of prostate cancer diagnosis, the appropriate use of testosterone supplementation has been a matter of special focus. … READ MORE …

Are genomic tests for prognostic risk at diagnosis really helpful (yet)?

One of the critical and unanswered questions about the value of genomic/genetic testing in relation to the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer is, “What are the currently available tests actually telling us compared to the clinical data?” … READ MORE …

Two leading women talk about the future of treatment of advanced prostate cancer

Nearly 30 years ago, when your sitemaster first attended a prostate cancer meeting (in 1989) related to the upcoming approval of a new drug called flutamide, he doesn’t remember there being a single clinician at the meeting who was female — out of the 150 or so urologists and medical oncologists who had been invited. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer and risk for suicide

The issue of suicide risk among prostate cancer patients is back on the table again as a consequence of a presentation at the ongoing annual meeting of the European Association of Urology in Copenhagen, Denmark. … READ MORE …

Exercise alone: no evidence that this can lower prostate cancer risk

It should come as no great surprise to anyone that one’s level of physical activity is not necessarily linked, on its own, to one’s risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …