Just how real are the annual ACS estimates for risk associated with prostate cancer?

One has to be a very sophisticated statistician to understand how the American Cancer Society (ACS) comes up with its annual estimates for the numbers of people who will get diagnosed with and die of each specific form of cancer in any particular year. (And your sitemaster freely admits that he is not a sophisticated statistician.) … READ MORE …

US prostate cancer incidence, screening rates down by about 16 percent in 2012

Two papers just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association provide the best documentation yet of a significant decline in PSA testing for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Screening and the incidence of newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer over time

Another article in this week’s issue of the New England Medical Journal is going to re-fuel the fire among those who advocate for widespread, frequent screening of men for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer incidence and mortality among men of East Asian ethnicity

Historically there has been a perception that risk for diagnosis with and death from prostate cancer among men of East Asian ethnicity was lower than that among men of European/Caucasian ethnicity. … READ MORE …

The prevalence, incidence, and mortality of specific sets of prostate cancer patients by 2020

A newly published paper in the journal PLoSOne has addressed the future prevalence of various different clinical states of prostate cancer here in the USA, along with the mortality of the men diagnosed with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The increasing incidence of neuroendocrine forms of prostate cancer

A newly published analysis by a research team at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has teased out some additional information about the well-recognized increase in the incidence of neuroendocrine forms of prostate cancer over the past 20 or so years. … READ MORE …

Risk for prostate cancer among black males in England

A newly published article in the British Medical Journal has shown that black males in England are twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white males, and are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer too. … READ MORE …