Radiation-induced fatigue and prostate cancer management

One of the annoyances associated with radiation treatments given over a long duration (for prostate cancer and for other reasons) is a growing feeling of fatigue. … READ MORE …

Mental and psychological impact of ADT on prostate cancer patients and their partners

Two recent papers have addressed evolution in our knowledge of the impact of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on various mental aspects of  the health of patients with prostate cancer and their partners as well. … READ MORE …

48 hours at the IMPaCT symposium in Orlando: Part III

So the question any smart prostate cancer patient should ask himself — especially if he has any degree of good scientific education — is, “How do I get myself invited to the next IMPaCT meeting?” … READ MORE …

48 hours at the IMPaCT symposium in Orlando: Part I

Most medical-scientific meetings that deal (at least in part) with prostate cancer are inhabited by academic scientists, clinicians, and various types of representative of commercial companies. … READ MORE …

Agenda/abstracts for IMPaCT meeting available on line

Every two years, the Prostate Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program holds the “Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today” or IMPaCT meeting. The next such meeting will be held on March 9 to 12 this year in Orlando, Florida. … READ MORE …

Clinical setting, provider “bias,” and treatment selection for economically disadvantaged patients

A study of prostate cancer treatments provided to economically disadvantaged men with relatively advanced forms of prostate cancer (compared to the average in the US today) suggests that where they were treated had at least as much (and probably more) impact on their treatment as their actual clinical condition. READ MORE …