The role of the phi test prior to decisions about prostate biopsies

Yesterday morning, a newly published paper was brought to my attention. It reports that use of the Prostate Health Index or phi test in a partially prospective study can and did change urologists’ opinions about whether selected patients really do or don’t need to have a prostate  biopsy. … READ MORE …

Understanding genetics, genomics, and their utility in prostate cancer

Our friends at UroToday have just published a perfectly lovely lecture on this topic given by Prof. Lenny Gomella at the recent annual meeting of the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA). … READ MORE …

Personality and its impact on prostate cancer and its treatment

Your sitemaster is going to write this commentary with as much tact as he can muster but he is aware that this is going to be a very sensitive subject for some readers to deal with. … READ MORE …

Newly diagnosed? Free webinar on Wednesday, October 11

Prostate Cancer International is conducting a series of free webinars for patients and caregivers in October, November, and December.  Next Wednesday, October 11th, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Jan Manarite will lead a webinar for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. … READ MORE …

Reports from the EAU “Update on Prostate Cancer” meeting in Vienna

The European Association of Urology (EAU) “Update on Prostate Cancer” meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, on Friday and Saturday, and Dr. Zachary Klaassen was again busy providing summary reports on presentations for UroToday. … READ MORE …

Shift-work, night-work, and risk for prostate cancer

Yet another study (this one from Germany) has shown a strong association between shift-work and night-work and risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

What’s luminal water imaging, and do we need to care?

Two recent papers by Sabouri et al. have suggested that a new MRI techique known as “luminal water imaging” may be able to improve the ability of MR scans to identify and grade prostate cancer prior to biopsy. … READ MORE …