The biology and pathology of “young age” prostate cancer

A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Pathology reviews available data about the epidemiology, biology, and clinical pathology of “young age” prostate cancer, which the authors define as clinically significant cancer in men under 55 years of age. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer in younger men: an important new review

An article in this month’s issue of Nature Reviews: Urology has looked closely at a question of significant relevance to an important subset of our regular readers — Is prostate cancer in some way “different” in younger men? … READ MORE …

Active surveillance as a management strategy for younger men with low-risk disease

So a new paper just published on line  in BJU International has (finally) provided some data to support a perspective that The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has believed in for a considerable period of time … that active surveillance is a perfectly reasonable option for a high proportion of patients with low-risk prostate cancer who are ≤ 55 years of age. … READ MORE …

How young men have thought about treatment options for Gleason 6 prostate cancer

A new study based on data from nearly 500 patients gives us some insight into how a selected group of men less than 50 years of age were thinking about treatment for prostate cancer between 2001 and 2005. Whether one would get the same results for a similar group of patient diagnosed today is a good question. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer risk and outcomes in military men under 50 years of age

The ability to identify men at high risk for — and subsequently with — more aggressive forms of prostate cancer relatively early in their lives is obviously an important goal. Younger men tend to recover better from initial treatment for localized prostate cancer than their older peers. … READ MORE …

Does going bald young increase your risk for prostate cancer?

Well … perhaps … maybe … according to a recent study by a group of French researchers. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, June 13, 2009

Today’s news reports include information on:

  • Outcomes comparing two types of radiation therapy
  • Outcomes of younger vs. older men after radical prostatectomy
  • The activity and safety of AZD0530 in CRPC … READ MORE …