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 …

Survey about use of online support networks for prostate cancer patients

Researchers at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA are conducting a study to learn more about men’s use and perceptions of online prostate cancer support networks as well as men’s experiences with prostate cancer. We encourage readers to participate in this survey. … READ MORE …

Gee … on-line support systems for prostate cancer patients actually work!

In the management of patients being treated for prostate cancer, “Providing support using online methods is effective; the length of time this intervention should be provided to patients will require further research.” … READ MORE …

ACS stops providing support for Man-to-Man network

We heard rumors more than a week ago that the American Cancer Society (ACS) was closing down its Man-to-Man support group network, and now we can confirm that (effectively) this is the case. … READ MORE …

Counseling and support associated with active surveillance: highly necessary for some

It is well understood that some (perhaps even many) men diagnosed with low-risk disease have difficulty accepting active monitoring of any type as an effective and safe management strategy for deferring immediate, unnecessary treatment  — and perhaps being able to avoid treatment at all. … READ MORE …