Might prostate cancer be a sleep deprivation-related disorder?

According to a report on a presentation given yesterday at an ongoing meeting in Washington, DC, “Adequate sleep isn’t a luxury; it’s essential. And for men, it might even mean the difference between life and death”. … READ MORE …

Estimating overall survival for prostate cancer patients

It’s a question every prostate cancer patient wants an answer to: “OK doc. I get it. But how long am I gonna live with this?”

It’s also a question that doctors have a very great deal of difficulty answering, for a whole bunch of reasons. So … READ MORE …

How accurate is an initial, negative prostate biopsy at predicting risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality?

A new paper in this week’s issue of Lancet Oncology comes from analysis of data on the outcomes of > 60,000 men given a prostate biopsy for risk of prostate cancer in Denmark between 1995 and 2011 and followed for up to 20 years thereafter. … READ MORE ..

Nadir PSA predicts survival after radiation and androgen deprivation for unfavorable risk patients

The following commentary addresses the article on risk for recurrent prostate cancer that we had mentioned briefly yesterday.

If a treatment isn’t working, we want to know as quickly as possible so we can try a salvage therapy while it can still make a difference. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer statistics in America, 2017

As it does every year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has just published it’s annual update cancer statistics update: Cancer Facts & Figures 2017. Those who are interested are of course welcome to peruse this detailed document for themselves. What follows is a quick summary of the prostate cancer-related data in the ACS update. … READ MORE …

And now … data from the PCLO trial at 15 years …

A new update on the prostate cancer outcomes of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial has given us a rather different interpretation of the meaning of the data from this trial — although whether that “meaning” actually has “meaning” is probably up for debate. … READ MORE …

The safety of treatment with statins (whether you have prostate cancer or not)

In a commentary a couple of days ago we noted some diversity among medical opinion leaders about the safety of treatment with statins. … READ MORE …