Does lowering lipid levels really affect risk for prostate cancer and prostate cancer-specific mortality?

As our regular readers will be well aware, there have been a number of published papers suggesting associations between the use of statins and other lipid-lowering agents and risk for diagnosis with and progression of prostate cancer over time. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer prevention and the VITAL study data

Two sets of data from the 5-year-long VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) were published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. … READ MORE …

The “war” on cancer: are we “winning” or “losing” or what?

Clifton Leaf is a cancer survivor. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Fortune magazine. And he has long argued that we may not be making the most astute decisions about how we are trying to find “the best” and “the rightest” ways to diagnose, treat, and manage cancer. … READ MORE …

Finasteride lowers risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer WITHOUT increased risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality

Something that most of us seem to have managed to “miss” at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in San Francisco in May was an update from Dr. Ian Thompson on the 25-year outcomes of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). It has the potential to be rather important! … READ MORE …

But can exercise lower risk for prostate cancer diagnosis or progression?

In an incidentally timely manner, the May issue of Annals of Oncology carries a systematic review and meta-analysis of data on physical activity and risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Exercise alone: no evidence that this can lower prostate cancer risk

It should come as no great surprise to anyone that one’s level of physical activity is not necessarily linked, on its own, to one’s risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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 …