Prostate cancer mortality in Scandinavia: 1965 to 2006

A new epidemiological analysis of data from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden suggests that despite a significant increase in the incidence of prostate cancer (the number of men diagnosed each year), prostate cancer-specific mortality rates have been minimally affected over the past 40 years in these four countries. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer incidence and mortality for 2010 in the USA

The latest data from the American Cancer Society suggest that there will be an increase in both prostate cancer diagnoses and prostate cancer deaths in the USA in 2010 compared to 2009, … READ MORE …

258,000 prostate cancer deaths worldwide in 2008

The recently announced GLOBOCAN 2008 assessment of the worldwide burden of cancer includes a global estimate of 258,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2008, and a global incidence of 913,000 cases of prostate cancer that same year. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, December 11, 2009

Today’s news reports comment on:

  • Prostate cancer incidence in Asia vs. the West
  • PSA density as a risk factor for upgrading after surgery
  • The mechanisms of progression of CRPC … READ MORE …

What the ProtecT study has taught us to date

The Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) trial is being implemented in the UK to evaluate outcomes of three different types of treatment: surgery, radiation, and “active monitoring” in the management of localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer incidence and mortality in northern Germany

The cancer registry for the state of Schleswig-Holstein (the northernmost state of Germany), which has a  population of 2.8 million inhabitants, has recently reported data on the incidence and mortality of prostate cancer for the years 1999 through 2005. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Sunday, August 2, 2009

Only two news reports of any significance this weekend, on:

  • Pesticides and prostate cancer risk in Martinique
  • The transition from hormone-sensitive to hormone-refractory disease … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, July 25, 2009

Today’s news reports address items on:

  • The burden of prostate cancer in Canada
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection and RALP
  • Data from early trials of sipuleucel-T in advanced prostate cancer
  • Implementation of osteoporosis screening guidelines in prostate cancer patients … READ MORE …

Projected US prostate cancer rates for 2009

Earlier today the American Cancer Society issued Cancer Facts & Figures 2009, its annual estimate of the incidence and mortality of cancers in the USA for calendar year 2009. … READ MORE …

Over 380,000 new cases a year in 2030?

A paper just published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ( and available in full on line) includes data projecting 382,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the USA in 2030. … READ MORE …

The Wednesday news reports: March 18, 2009

Today we cover reports on:

  • The incidence of prostate cancer among older HIV-positive men
  • ARTS and the potential of dutasteride in treatment of patients with biochemical recurrence
  • PET scans and their use in detection of biochemical recurrence
  • Chemotherapy in treatment of prostate cancer … READ MORE …

The Thursday news reports: March 12, 2009

We have dealt separately with a study on predictors of response to sildenafil (Viagra) following radiation therapy. Other major news reported today deals with:

  • Incidence, morbidity, and mortality of prostate cancer among men of West African ancestry
  • Risks associated with using folate supplements
  • Combination of ADT with EBRT in treatment of intermediate risk prostate cancer … READ MORE …

Incidence of prostate cancer among African Americans

The American Cancer Society has just released its biannual publication Cancer Facts and Figures in African Americans, 2009-2010. However, publication of the complete Cancer Facts and Figures 2009, which is normally published by early February each year, “has been delayed due to the late release of the US final mortality for 2006 by the National Center for Statistics.” … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer in Jamaica: a 6-year review

It is generally believed that prostate cancer in Jamaica is of very high incidence, that it is often diagnosed when patients are older, and that patients tend to have high PSA levels at diagnosis, suggesting more advanced disease. … READ MORE …

The Christmas day news: December 25, 2008

The Christmas day news is based on four review articles encompassing:

  • New molecular markers for prostate cancer diagnosis
  • The incidence of prostate cancer in China
  • The treatment of “locally advanced” prostate cancer in the UK
  • The mechanism of prostate cancer metastasis … READ MORE …