Chris Haiman is looking for 10,000 black men (with prostate cancer)!

The RESPOND study, which was initiated in July last year, appears to be the largest-ever study of risk factors for prostate cancer among the African American community, and probably among Black men worldwide. … READ MORE …

A national study of prostate cancer in African Americans

The National Cancer Institute has invested over $20 million in a new study that will attempt to enroll 10,000 African-American men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer: the RESPOND study. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer statistics in America, 2017

As it does every year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has just published it’s annual update cancer statistics update: Cancer Facts & Figures 2017. Those who are interested are of course welcome to peruse this detailed document for themselves. What follows is a quick summary of the prostate cancer-related data in the ACS update. … READ MORE …

The biology and pathology of “young age” prostate cancer

A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Pathology reviews available data about the epidemiology, biology, and clinical pathology of “young age” prostate cancer, which the authors define as clinically significant cancer in men under 55 years of age. … READ MORE …

New US national prostate cancer data classified by NCCN risk category

Prior to 2013, when the National Cancer Institute released accumulated, de-identified, prostate cancer-specific patient data from the national SEER cancer registry, those data only included the post-surgical, pathological Gleason scores and not the biopsy Gleason scores. … READ MORE …

Does night work increase risk for prostate cancer?

According to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, a history of working night shifts may be associated with a large increase in risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prevalence of men with differing stages of prostate cancer in the USA

One of the posters to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology offers an interesting model permitting replicative estimation of the numbers of patients living with different clinical stages of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

258,000 prostate cancer deaths worldwide in 2008

The recently announced GLOBOCAN 2008 assessment of the worldwide burden of cancer includes a global estimate of 258,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2008, and a global incidence of 913,000 cases of prostate cancer that same year. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Sunday, July 12, 2009

This weekend’s news reports deal with:

  • A new epidemiological database for prostate cancer research
  • Phase II trial results for the “vaccine” PSA: 154-163 (155L)
  • The degree to which adding hormone therapy to radiotherapy affects outcomes in patients with localized prostate cancer
  • The possibility that zoledronic acid could be used just once a year to prevent bone loss and related events in men having androgen deprivation therapy … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news report: Thursday, May 14, 2009

News reports today cover such issues as:

  • Vitamin D and its possible role in development of prostate cancer
  • Genetic testing among hereditary prostate cancer families
  • Sex hormone levels and cognitive function in older men … READ MORE …

Over 380,000 new cases a year in 2030?

A paper just published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ( and available in full on line) includes data projecting 382,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the USA in 2030. … READ MORE …

Prostate Cancer in the Caribbean

A discussion has unfolded on the Prostate Cancer InfoLink Caribbean Group forum. It has to do with the high mortality rates relative to incidence.

A question has been raised regarding stage at diagnosis, which, if late, can help to explain the ratio. Does anyone know where we can get good stage-at-diagnosis statistics for the Caribbean?

caribbean-figures.jpgClick the image on the right to see an enlarged version of the incidence and mortality table.