What did you hope to learn from your genetic test … if you have ever had one?

There’s a very nice article today on the MedPage Today web site about the medical value of “at-home genetic testing” (i.e., the sorts of tests available from companies like 23&Me and some others). … READ MORE …

The utility and value of new imaging techniques in advanced prostate cancer

PET/CT scans using the radioactive fluorinated inhibitor of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) known as 18F-DCFBC (or just DCFBC) are better at detecting metastases … READ MORE …

Reports from the annual meeting of the Society for Urologic Oncology

A series of summary reports from the first day of the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Urologic Oncology (SUO) has recently been made available on the UroToday web site (which is freely accessible to patients, but you do have to register to access it). … READ MORE …

Cleveland researchers support Stamey’s hypothesis on utility of the PSA test

A recent article in Cancer seems to further support Stamey’s contention (published in 2004) that — at least in the USA — the PSA test has a great deal less value as a screening test for prostate cancer today than it had when it was initially introduced in the 1980s and 1990s. … READ MORE …