Prostate cancer-specific mortality within the US VA medical system

A newly published article in the journal Frontiers in Oncology suggests that men diagnosed with prostate cancer at ≥ 70 years of age may be more likely to die of their prostate cancer than younger men, regardless of their PSA level at diagnosis. … READ MORE …

“Black lives matter” when it comes to prostate cancer too

In an OpEd in today’s New York Times, there is a passionate plea for greater focus on the risks and dangers that prostate cancer presents to African-American men. … READ MORE …

Can statins really lower risk for cancer-specific mortality?

Yet another large, epidemiological study has shown a clear link between taking statins and a reduced risk for cancer-specific death (prostate cancer included). … READ MORE …

Nuts to the Daily Telegraph … and nuts for most of our readers!

Finally, we may have the perfect paper that illustrates the critical difference between overall mortality rates and cancer-specific cancer rates among men with prostate cancer, and how affecting one may have no effect whatsoever on the other! … READ MORE …

Don’t forget to exercise!

There’s nothing particularly new to learn from this blog post … but … yet another study has shown how moderate to serious regular exercise can help men initially diagnosed with localized prostate cancer to survive long-term after their diagnosis. … READ MORE …

Life expectancy, mortality, surgery, risk, and management of localized prostate cancer

A critical factor in understanding why non-treatment (i.e., monitoring with either active surveillance or watchful waiting) may be a better idea than immediate treatment for men with localized prostate cancer has to do with risk of death from causes other than the cancer. … READ MORE …

Survival slightly higher at high-volume radiation treatment centers

Most readers will know by now that prostate cancer surgery results are significantly better at high-volume centers (see this link). Unsurprisingly, the same holds true for primary radiation treatment of high-risk patients. … READ MORE …

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