Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, December 11, 2009

Today’s news reports comment on:

  • Prostate cancer incidence in Asia vs. the West
  • PSA density as a risk factor for upgrading after surgery
  • The mechanisms of progression of CRPC … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Thursday, December 3, 2009

In today’s news report we note new articles on:

  • The AUA’s “best practice” statement on PSA testing
  • Post-surgical upgrading and upstaging of low-risk prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer involving the rectum … READ MORE …

Thursday news update, Part B: October 30, 2008

Part B of today’s prostate cancer news update includes information about:

  • Screening behaviors of Afro-Caribbean men in Brooklyn, NY
  • Weight loss and prostate cancer risk
  • Potential of upgrading and upstaging of men with “favorable” prostate cancer on diagnosis
  • Effects of ADT on body lean and body fat mass
  • Salvage radiotherapy + androgen deprivation and toxic impact of treatment … READ MORE …

The news update for Friday, September 19

Today’s news items are focused on issues affecting risk for prostate cancer and risk for progression after treatment, and the ways these risks can be affected by available data:

  • Does the regular use of NSAIDs affect risk for prostate cancer, or just affect PSA levels?
  • Do prostate size and intensity of biopsy sampling impact risk for Gleason sum upgrading post-surgery?
  • Are there other specific factors that affect risk for Gleason sum upgrading (or downgrading) post-surgery?
  • How do other factors discovered at the time of surgery that affect risk for biochemical progression? … READ MORE …