Prostate cancer-specific mortality within the US VA medical system

A newly published article in the journal Frontiers in Oncology suggests that men diagnosed with prostate cancer at ≥ 70 years of age may be more likely to die of their prostate cancer than younger men, regardless of their PSA level at diagnosis. … READ MORE …

Tumor boards, outcomes, and quality of cancer care

If I happened to be a U.S. military veteran with or at risk for cancer (which I am not) or a senior official with the Veterans Administration, I would likely be more than a little distressed by a recent article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. … READ MORE …

Small decrease in PSA testing at some VA medical centers

A new report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute states that since the publication of the PLCO and ERSCP data on prostate cancer screening in early 2009, there has been a small reduction in the number of men requesting PSA testing at eight group practices in the Veterans Health Administration Pacific Northwest Network. … READ MORE …