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 …

tPSA, cPSA, %fPSA and risk for diagnosis with and death from prostate cancer

Data from a series of > 1,200 Danish patients, all referred by their primary primary care physicians to a single, specialized urology practice, seems to confirm what has long been suspected about the relative values of total and complex PSA levels in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Body mass index, surgery, and risk for prostate cancer-specific death

It is well understood that there is an association between obesity and future risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality among cancer-free men. What has not been so clear is the relationship between obesity and long-term outcomes, post-treatment, among men diagnosed early with localized disease … READ MORE …

Co-morbidity, outcome, all-cause survival, biochemical recurrence, and additional treatment

So we have all heard the commonly used phrase that men with diagnosed with prostate cancer are “more likely to die with prostate cancer than of it” — and there is certainly truth to this generalization. … READ MORE …

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 …