MRI as a means of screening for prostate cancer? Probably not!

A report on the HealthDay web site related to a presentation about the role of MRI scanning in the diagnosis of localized prostate cancer seems to demonstrate a significant division of views about the value of standardized use of mpMRI in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Family history, PSA testing, and risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer

A presentation at the ongoing annual meeting of the European Association of Urology (EAU), in London, England, has reported (perhaps unsurprisingly) that PSA testing for risk of prostate cancer based on family history alone is not a very good idea. … READ MORE …

Vasectomy and risk for prostate cancer — yet again …

So now we have data from a prospective study (carried out as part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) that was designed (in part) to explore whether there was any association between vasectomy and risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Testosterone replacement therapy and prostate cancer risk

A new article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has further undermined the long-held belief that there was an inherently increased risk for prostate cancer among men who received treatment with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for low testosterone levels. … READ MORE …

The evolving role of MRI imaging in undiagnosed prostate cancer

As we have been pointing out for a while, the actual and potential roles for the use of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scanning in the diagnosis of prostate cancer is changing, and quite fast too. … READ MORE …

Of tigers and pussycats and the ability to discriminate between them

One of the things that we have been emphasizing on this site for years is the desperate need for much better initial tests for risk of clinically significant prostate cancer that can distinguish with high accuracy between low- and very low-risk and higher-risk forms of this disease. … READ MORE …

A high-grade ego with high-grade prostate cancer

For those who have either forgotten or never knew who Craig Venter is or was, here’s an update: he recently had surgical treatment for “high-grade” prostate cancer. … READ MORE …