The free PSA test in prostate cancer risk assessment: an update

The potential of the percentage of free (unbound) PSA to total PSA  (usually abbreviated to %fPSA) as a measure to assist in the analysis of risk for prostate cancer has been known for years. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, September 18, 2009

In today’s news reports we have focused primarily on data showing that specific things do not seem to work well in prostate cancer risk assessment and diagnosis:

  • Neither PSA velocity nor the PSA/serum testosterone ratio are normally predictive for risk of prostate cancer in undiagnosed patients.
  • Post-surgical tumor volume is not predictive for risk of prostate cancer progression.
  • A new nomogram predicts risk of pathological upgrading post-surgery. … READ MORE …

Thursday’s prostate cancer news: October 23, 2008

In addition to publication of the cryotherapy best practice guidance, other news today includes:

  • Information about selenium levels in blood and prostate tissues
  • An hypothesis about sex steroid-induced inflammatory events as a trigger for prostate cancer development
  • The role of free PSA in diagnosis of prostate cancer in men with a total PSA ≤ 2.5 ng/ml
  • The impact of hormone therapy on strength and musculoskeletal performance … READ MORE …