Can selenium therapy prevent prostate cancer in men with HG-PIN?

We know from the results of the SELECT study that selenium therapy does not prevent prostate cancer in men in general. However, a smaller and separate trial has been studying whether selenium may be able to prevent prostate cancer in men with a biopsy-based diagnosis of high-grade prostatic epithelial neoplasia (HG-PIN), … READ MORE …

Is there a link between genetics, selenium, and prostate cancer risk?

A new article in Cancer Prevention Research not only suggests the possibility that there is a very real association between selenium levels in serum after all, but it also helps to explain why this association may not have shown up in the large, double-blind, and randomized SELECT trial. … READ MORE …

Risks from selenium — in men WITH prostate cancer

A recent study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is now suggesting that elevated selenium levels in the blood may worsen prostate cancer outcomes in some men who already have the disease. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, June 26, 2009

Today’s prostate cancer news report summary includes items dealing with:

  • The epigenetics of prostate cancer and their potential importance
  • Selenium + vitamin E + lycopene (in mice)
  • Gleason 7: 4 + 3 versus 3 + 4 — it’s important
  • Proton beam radiotherapy — a topical review
  • EBRT + low dose, permanent seed brachytherapy … READ MORE …

A sudden squall about selenium

Apparently the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) “is threatening to sue” Bayer HealthCare “for ‘misleading men’ about the benefits of” two of its selenium-containing One-A-Day products, … READ MORE …

The news report: Friday, April 24, 2009

In today’s news report we touch on papers that address:

  • Genome studies and identification of real genomic risk for prostate cancer
  • More on the potential of 5-ARIs in prevention of prostate cancer
  • Whether we really need more studies on selenium as a potential prostate cancer prevention agent
  • The evolving potential of targeted focal therapy … READ MORE …

Supplements and prostate cancer prevention: an update

An article by Collins on the CalorieLab web site offers a sound summary of “where we are” (or perhaps more accurately “where we aren’t”) with regard to the use of supplements in the prevention of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …