Dose-escalated radiation therapy doesn’t impact survival within 10 years

Zaorsky et al. conducted a meta-analysis of 12 randomized clinical trials covering data on 6,884 patients treated with external beam radiation at various dose levels. … READ MORE …

Statin therapy lowers mortality rates among Danish prostate cancer patients

According to a media release and a presentation given at the European Association of Urology (EAU) in Europe this week, statin therapy has a small but significant impact on overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality rates. … READ MORE …

Site of prostate cancer metastasis and length of patient survival

There has long been information suggesting that exactly where prostate cancer metastasizes to (outside of the prostate itself) is really important to how long a patient might reasonably expect to survive once metastasis is evident. This is why patients with higher-risk disease get both a bone scan and a CT scan at diagnosis. … READS MORE –

Lowering risk of death from prostate cancer AND cardiovascular disease

Based on a specific case study, a new paper in Circulation by a group of clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center describes their program designed to reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease for prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

Why exactly do married/partnered prostate cancer patients live longer than single ones?

Historic data have long suggested that men with prostate cancer who are in a stable, married (or a long-term “partnered”) relationship have better long-term survival than single males. … READ MORE …

Low PSA + Gleason 8 to 10 disease predictive of higher risk, worse survival

It has been hypothesized for some time that men diagnosed with a low PSA level (i.e., < 4.0 ng/ml) but a high Gleason score (of 8, 9, or 10) are at elevated risk for more advanced disease and a shorter survival time than some others. … READ MORE …

Guessing the future price of the next major breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment

In an article published on Monday September 28, in Pharmaceutical Executive (a well-known biopharmaceutical industry trade journal) a senior health care public relations executive recently laid out a detailed rationale for why the industry needs to do a better job … READ MORE …