Satisfaction with “information provision” among Dutch prostate cancer patients

Sometimes — your sitemaster is willing to admit — he can become distinctly aggravated by the quality and conclusions of certain types of research related to the management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

What … you’re afraid your cancer might recur? What a surprise!

There is some scientific literature that gets presented and published that makes one wonder, seriously, what is going on in the minds of the researchers — let alone in the minds of the people who agree to fund such research. … READ MORE …

Perception, delusion, misinformation, and consequent behaviors

It is fascinating how misinformation can drive the way we react to health care issues — and just how much misinformation we manage to propagate on a regular basis. … READ MORE …

Friday’s news: October 17, 2008

Today’s news addresses the need for a sophisticated reassessment of the hypothesis that high androgen levels are responsible for prostate cancer progression; the impact of positive surgical margins on fear of cancer recurrence; and the potential of HIFU as a form of salvage therapy for patients who fail radiotherapy for localized disease. … READ MORE …