Anticoagulation therapy and prostate cancer prevention

Today’s “hot news story” in the cancer world is that a very widely used drug called warfarin (often still known as Coumadin) may be able to protect people from  the risks of getting diagnosed with at least some cancers. But … READ MORE …

Of statins and the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer

The question of whether or not to take a statin to either prevent or actually help in the treatment of prostate cancer has potentially just become moot for many men in America … thanks to new guidance from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). … READ MORE …

Statins in the prevention and management of prostate cancer: an update

A recent review article in the journal Nature Reviews: Urology has concluded that, while we are learning a lot more about the potential role(s) of statins in the prevention and management of prostate cancer, we still have no definitive evidence of their value. … READ MORE …

Suggestions of bias in decisions about who got biopsies in the SELECT trial

A re-analysis of data from men participating in the placebo arms of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) and the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) has suggested a problem with bias in decisions about who gets biopsies during certain types of clinical trial. … READ MORE …

Is it possible that testosterone supplements could actually reduce risk for prostate cancer?

According to a report on the MedPage Today web site, three presentations given at the recently completed annual meeting of the American Urological Association addressed prostate cancer risk among men taking testosterone supplements. … READ MORE …

No evident impact of regular aspirin on risk for prostate cancer diagnosis

Data in JAMA Oncology, based on a recent analysis of results from the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, suggest that daily aspirin may lower risk for gastrointestinal cancers (e.g., colon and rectal cancers) but had no significant impact on risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Can a daily aspirin prevent recurrence of early stage prostate cancer after first-line treatment?

According to media reports on the BBC’s web site and in The Guardian newspaper in the UK, a new clinical trial to be implemented by the National Health Service (NHS) will explore whether a simple aspirin regimen can be used to help to prevent the recurrence of certain types of early stage cancer following first-line treatment. … READ MORE …