Nearer to a simple, cost-effective blood test for diagnosis of cancer(s)?

According to a report on the Reuters web site this morning, an Indian company called Strand Life Sciences that is based in Bengaluru (Bangalore) has just launched (in India) a simple blood test that may be usable to diagnose a whole spectrum of different types of cancer. … READ MORE …

Getting closer to diagnosing prostate cancer “by a sniff test”

Yet another research group is presenting data this week (at a meeting of the American Chemical Society) on the potential to identify risk for prostate cancer based on smell. … READ MORE ….

Finding common ground on how “best” to treat localized prostate cancer, and what to tell the patients

One of the hardest issues for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients to deal with has long been the differences in opinion between physicians about appropriate first-line treatment (and the relevant information they are offered) — most especially for patients with localized disease. … READ MORE …

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 …