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 …

Statin therapy lowers mortality rates among Danish prostate cancer patients

According to a media release and a presentation given at the European Association of Urology (EAU) in Europe this week, statin therapy has a small but significant impact on overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality rates. … READ MORE …

Risk for prostate cancer diagnosis from the Finnish Prostate Cancer Screening Trial

A new paper in the Scandinavian Journal of Urology has provided us with some insights into things associated (and not associated) with risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer, based on data from > 12,000 participants in the Finnish cohort of the European Randomized Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) study. … READ MORE …

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