More genetic variants associated with prostate cancer

Two new papers published on line in Nature Genetics have added a total of nine more genetic variants to the number of variants associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

What our genes aren’t telling us … yet!

An  important paper has just been published by a highly respected team of specialists doing research into the role of genetic variations in assessment of risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Your Wednesday news report: April 1, 2009

So let’s be completely clear … none of the items reported below are April Fool’s Day spoofs!

  • Oxidative damage to DNA and risk for prostate cancer
  • Accuracy of the Kattan nomograms whenb applied to non-US populations
  • Salvage radical prostatectomy in Brazil … READ MORE …

Wednesday’s news reports: February 25, 2009 — Part 3

Our third report today covers such topics as:

  • A positive biopsy risk nomogram for men in New Zealand
  • A review of current trends and priorities in surgical technique for radical prostatectomy
  • A review of the potential of functional MRI-based systems for the diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Demonstration of a relationship between circulating tumor cells and circulating tumor-associated DNA in blood
  • Evaluation of a new, biologically based IMRT treatment planning system … READ MORE …