Genetic markers for prostate cancer in Japanese patients

A large study of genetic markers in Japanese prostate cancer patients has clearly shown that some of the markers of prostate cancer in Caucasians do not appear in Japanese patients whereas new markers appear to be common among Japanese. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, June 27, 2009

Today’s news reports deal with such items as:

  • Genomic testing for prostate cancer and the value of specific SNPs
  • What do pre-treatment MRI/MRSI tests and molecular profiling add to prognostic significance?
  • Quality of life following salvage brachytherapy … READ MORE …

The news report: Friday, April 24, 2009

In today’s news report we touch on papers that address:

  • Genome studies and identification of real genomic risk for prostate cancer
  • More on the potential of 5-ARIs in prevention of prostate cancer
  • Whether we really need more studies on selenium as a potential prostate cancer prevention agent
  • The evolving potential of targeted focal therapy … READ MORE …

Some continuing biology education anyone?

The New York Times has started a series of science articles for its readers on “the frontiers of biology,” which may be helpful and entertaining for at least some readers of this blog. The first article, by Nick Wade, addresses what a genome is and how it actually works.

However, there seems to be no new article from Dana Jennings this week. We hope he’s just taking a brief break to recharge the engines.