What DID the doctor actually tell you about your prostate cancer?

It is well understood that there can be big differences between what we are told and what we later say and think that we heard. It is also the case that what we are told may commonly reflect the beliefs of the person doing the telling (as opposed to actual, factual information). … READ MORE …

Physician influence on decision to select active surveillance

A small study from the University of Miami has confirmed the unsurprising but important information that patients are heavily influenced by physicians in their decision to elect (or not elect) active surveillance (AS) as a management option for low-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The appropriate selection of patients for active surveillance

A recent French study nicely illustrates the very real problem associated with the selection of the best candidates for active surveillance and the exclusion from active surveillance of patients who probably would be better served by immediate treatment. … READ MORE …

Early weekend news: Saturday, December 20, 2008

There are only three notable reports in today’s news stream … but one of them may be very important (if you can understand it) … … READ MORE …