Cancer patient survey on diet, exercise, and weight management

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has put together a brief research survey to learn more about patients’ experiences with cancer care. Specifically, ASCO is interested in patient’s perspectives on how things like diet, exercise, and weight management are incorporated into cancer care. … READ MORE …

How to “live well” with prostate cancer

There’s no simple way to prevent the onset of prostate cancer or to prevent its progression over time (e.g., based on diet or taking supplements or exercising like a maniac). However, … READ MORE …

A follow-up on active surveillance and the MEAL study

A couple of weeks ago, the full report on the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It has generated a lot of discussion, some of which is distinctly misguided. … READ MORE …

Lifestyle, diet, exercise, and cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has recently issued a new “booklet” (it’s about 90 pages in length) entitled, The Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer. … READ MORE …

No mortality benefit from dietary supplements … says Harvard and Tufts

The issue of whether routine use of dietary supplements has any meaningful therapeutic benefit has long been a controversial issue (and we don’t expect that to change as a result of what appears below, but …) … READ MORE …

Diet, diagnosis, AS, and the management of lower-risk forms of prostate cancer

Over the years there has been a great deal of speculation (and a very small amount of data) suggesting that men who get diagnosed with relatively low-risk forms of prostate cancer may be able to delay progression of their disease by eating the right diet. … READ MORE …

Nutrition, ADT, and metastatic prostate cancer

Most men who are taking androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for metastatic prostate cancer feel the need to “do something” about their diet in order to (a) further help to control the risk for progression of their cancer and (b) help to cope with the side effects of ADT. … READ MORE …

Exercise, diet, cancer care, and quality of life

Early in May this year, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) issued a formal statement about the importance of exercise in the management of all types of cancer. … READ MORE …

Initial results of the MEAL trial in men on active surveillance

At the annual meeting of the American Urological Association early this morning in San Francisco, we we given the initial report on the results of the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) trial. … READ MORE …

The MEAL study — another update: data coming soon

In October last year we had expressed the hope that data from the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) study would be presented at a major medical meeting this year. … READ MORE …

Let’s prove the obvious all over again

Once again your sitemaster finds himself flabbergasted at just how often we need to repeat similar experiments to prove the obvious. … READ MORE …

Molecular biological reasons for switching to a healthier diet!

Two articles just published this week by a Boston-based research team have implicated Western high-fat diets in risk for metastasis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The MEAL study — an update

Back in 2011, what is now the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (ACTO) but was then CALGB (Cancer and Leukemia Group B) initiated the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) study. This trial is, we hope, going to give us some real answers to a very important question: does diet affect risk for the progression of prostate cancer in men on active surveillance? … READ MORE …

An update from Howard Wolinsky — on active surveillance + type 2 diabetes (and the power of diet)

So regular readers will be aware of several articles by Howard Wolinsky on his experiences as a man monitoring low-risk prostate cancer on active surveillance since 2010. Apparently this was insufficiently challenging. In June he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2B) as well. … READ MORE …

An update to the PrEvENT trial in England

The Prostate Cancer: Evidence of Exercise and Nutrition Trial (PrEvENT) has been ongoing in England since August 2014 and is an important and serious exploration of how diet and exercise may affect the outcomes of men who are treated for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …