What patients think and understand can impact their decisions and their outcomes

It has long been appreciated that African-American males have higher risk for diagnosis with prostate cancer, and higher risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality, than those of other ethnic origins living in the US. … READ MORE …

Race and survival of men after docetaxel-based treatment for mCRPC

A new paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has just reported that the overall survival (OS) of black and white men diagnosed with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) seems to be near to identical after treatment with docetaxel or a docetaxel-containing regimen. … READ MORE …

On statins: a race-related update

It is relatively common knowledge — although never actually proven in a large, randomized, placebo-controlled trial — that statins like rosuvastatin (Crestor) and atorvastatin (Lipitor) may be helpful in the management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Are African American men good candidates for active surveillance?

Data from what appears to be one of the largest registry studies to date suggest that race does not increase risk for upstaging or upgrading in men who are eligible candidates for active surveillance. … READ MORE …

Another reason why prostate cancer may be “different” in African-American men

It has long been suspected that “intrinsic biological differences” play a role in why different racial groups appear to have different risk levels for prostate cancer incidence and mortality. … READ MORE …

Race and decision-making in prostate cancer management

An article in Oncology Nurse Advisor notes that “Black and white men prioritize certain treatment-related factors differently when considering prostate cancer treatment options.” … READ MORE …

Incidence, outcomes, ethnicity, and distant, de novo, metastatic prostate cancer

Diagnosis of men with distant, metastatic prostate cancer at first presentation (distant, “de novo”, metastatic prostate cancer) is a lot less common today than it was 30 or 40 years ago, but it does still happen on a regular basis. … READ MORE …