It’s not “as big a deal as you might think”

What isn’t as big a deal as we might think? According to The New York Times this morning, the US Preventive Services Task Force’s new recommendations about prostate cancer screening. … READ MORE …

Can the Decipher test accurately project risk for metastasis post-surgery?

A newly published article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that the Decipher test may be able to predict risk for metastatic prostate at 10 years post-surgery. However, … READ MORE …

Genetics, genomics, targeted therapy, and the costs of care

A new paper in a new journal argues that all men diagnosed with advanced forms of prostate cancer should now, routinely, be undergoing tumor and germline DNA profiling … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer detection and associated risk management

Dr. Michael Barry has been a long-time advocate for caution in the appropriate use of PSA testing and for awareness of the risks of over-treatment of low-risk forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

CureTalk on genomic testing and precision medicine

For interested readers, there will be a CureTalk this evening on precision medicine and the role of genetic/genomic testing in the selection of appropriate forms of treatment. It will not be prostate cancer-specific, but its role in prostate cancer will be addressed. … READ MORE …

Feedback to USPSTF on new, draft recommendations on PSA screening

As many readers will be aware, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently issued new, draft guidance on the role of testing for risk of prostate cancer, and most particularly on the use of PSA testing in men of 55 years and older. All public comment on the proposed new draft recommendations is due on or before May 8 upcoming. … READ MORE …

What The Lancet thinks about the new USPSTF screening guidelines

There is a thoughtful editorial in this week’s issue of The Lancet on the new, draft guidelines on PSA-based screening for prostate cancer issued recently by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). It is an editorial that we encourage our readers to look at for themselves.