For patients on or considering active surveillance

Prostate Cancer International wishes to announce the development and official opening of its online Active Surveillance Virtual Support Group. … READ MORE …

Cancer “journey”? … What cancer “journey?”

One of the ways that some prostate cancer patients help themselves (and others) is through the ways that they engage with other patients and families and the health care systems in the areas where they live. … READ MORE …

Being an advocate — thoughts on what it means

I am an advocate by surprise.  I believe I join a group of thousands, maybe millions who would say the same.

Help with finding out about clinical trials for prostate cancer treatment

Apparently the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has just re-funded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle to the tune of $24 million to continue to operate what we see as an important, patient-centric program here in the USA that we (and therefore probably many others) were utterly unaware of. … READ MORE …

Impact of OSGs on patient decision-making and treatment for localized prostate cancer

Since Prostate Cancer International runs an online support group (OSG) for patients, we were obviously very interested to see a newly published article by a German research group on the effects of OSGs on patients’ decision-making processes. … READ MORE …

Living with very advanced forms of prostate cancer

A new article in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer makes the point that informational needs and resources for men dealing with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer continue to be relatively poor — a fact that we would not disagree with. … READ MORE …

What does “value” mean for prostate cancer patients?

Many readers who weren’t able to join us on yesterday’s CureTalk panel discussion may want to listen to what was a wide-ranging discussion about things that are really valuable to prostate cancers patients at diagnosis and along their prostate cancer journey. … READ MORE …