Prostate cancer prevention and screening: an ASCO update

Your editor was unable to attend the session on prostate cancer prevention and screening at the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) because he is still working on how to be in two places at once. … READ MORE …

Neither selenium nor vitamin E supplements reduce risk for prostate cancer

Following an independent, initial review of the study data, the National Cancer Institute and the Southwest Oncology Group have stopped the 35,000-man SELECT study (Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial). Apparently the supplements were not effective together or on their own in this four-arm trial. … READ MORE …

Selenium and prostate cancer prevention

Dr. Krongrad points out that the media suggest that certain supplements “may” prevent prostate cancer. Using such jargon as “anti-oxidant,” the pitch plays on our emotions as we seek to stay healthy. There’s just one problem: the suggestions are without basis. Here he illustrates using the popular selenium as a proposed prostate cancer preventive as an example. … MORE