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 …

Saturated and unsaturated dietary fats and risk for aggressive prostate cancer

A newly published article in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases has (potentially) expanded our understanding of the role of saturated fats in men’s diets and consequent risk for diagnosis with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Of race and definitive treatment after diagnosis of prostate cancer

A new article in Urology (“the Gold Journal”) has again pointed out the race-related discrepancies between the application of definitive treatments for prostate cancer, particularly between Caucasian-American and African-American men. … READ MORE …

Risk for prostate cancer among black males in England

A newly published article in the British Medical Journal has shown that black males in England are twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white males, and are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer too. … READ MORE …