Risk for prostate cancer among black males in England

A newly published article in the British Medical Journal has shown that black males in England are twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white males, and are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer too. … READ MORE …

Statins as agents to reduce risk for prostate cancer

In the past few years we have become used to seeing data from a range of studies suggesting that ongoing statin therapy is associated with both a lowered risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer and beneficial impact on the outcomes of treatment for prostate cancer once diagnosed. However, … READ MORE …

Risk for prostate cancer diagnosis among men of Arabic ethnicity

The prevalence of prostate cancer in Arab populations is significantly lower than that in Western (predominantly Caucasian) populations. However, we have very few good data on the relative risks for a diagnosis of prostate cancer in men of Arab as opposed to Caucasian ethnicity. … READ MORE …

Active surveillance and racial difference in risk

A new article in Urology (“the Gold journal”) suggests that African American men diagnosed with low-risk forms of prostate cancer may need to meet more stringent criteria than Caucasian Americans if they are to be appropriately managed on active surveillance protocols. Why? Because they appear to be at higher risk for disease progression. … READ MORE …

Do African Americans do worse than Caucasians on active surveillance?

Data to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on Sunday, June 3, suggest that African American men with localized prostate cancer may be less likely that Caucasian men to respond well to active surveillance as a management strategy. However, this conclusion comes from a retrospective analysis of data from a relatively small, single-institution case series. … READ MORE …

African-American men significantly underestimate their risk of a positive prostate biopsy

According to new data from a study at the University of Chicago, African-American males scheduled for a prostate biopsy are at greater risk for a positive diagnosis of cancer than white males and they also significantly underestimate their probability of a positive biopsy result. … READ MORE …

More data needed on prostate cancer and men from specific ethnic groups

A review article on issues affecting perceptions of prostate cancer among Black men of African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American ethnicity has highlit the very limited data available about prostate cancer, its diagnosis, and its management in males from specific ethnic groups inside and outside the USA. … READ MORE …