Understanding what gynecomastia can look (and feel) like

An article in today’s New England Journal of Medicine discusses treatment-induced gynecomastia (swelling and soreness of the breasts) in men being treated with androgen receptor inhibitors (antiandrogens) for progressive prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Tamoxifen in prevention/management of gynecomastia and related, antiandrogen-induced side effects

According to a new, systematic review of data from four independently conducted clinical trials, tamoxifen may be the most effective agent for the management of breast events induced by treatment with non-steroidal antiandrogens (e.g., bicalutamide) in men with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The weekend news reports: February 21, 2009

There are six reports in the news for the weekend, addressing such topics as:

  • DRE for prostate cancer at the time of colonoscopy
  • Development of a 3D transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy system
  • False-positive biochemical failures after external beam radiotherapy
  • Activity of inactivated Sendai virus particles on HRPC in vitro
  • Male pattern baldness, serum androgen levels, and prostate disorders
  • Psychosocial effects and implications of gynecomastia … READ MORE …