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Big data equals big challenges for prostate cancer

The term “big data” is a favorite mantra of health care today. Big data sets are starting to drive much of what is done in medicine including directing research, drug development, clinical pathways, insurance coverage and public opinion. The official definition of “big data” in health care is subject to interpretation by different sources. One […]

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month -- Educating All Men On Reducing Their Risk

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and all men should become informed of the most common cancer diagnosed in American men other than skin cancer. When men are educated on what they can do to lessen its occurrence,Show More Summary

Blood biomarkers in drug-resistant cancer tumor cells identified

While searching for a non-invasive way to detect prostate cancer cells circulating in blood, researchers have identified some blood markers associated with tumor resistance to two common hormone therapies.

Not Just Waitin' On Our Prostates to Change

The big medical news of this past week was a seminal study of prostate cancer, suggesting that when it is diagnosed, we men have options?including the option of waiting. In the words of the study authors themselves: “At a median of 10...Show More Summary

One single biopsy not sufficient to guide treatment decisions in prostate cancer, say researchers

While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor's aggressiveness and tailor treatment plans, report researchers.

STUDY: Vasectomy Not Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk. If I were a single guy today, I think I might b…

STUDY: Vasectomy Not Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk. If I were a single guy today, I think I might bank some sperm, then get a vasectomy, so as to have full reproductive choice.

Vasectomies not linked to increased prostate cancer risk

(Reuters Health) - Having a vasectomy doesn't increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer or dying from it, a U.S. study suggests.

Vasectomy Not Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk

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A large new study found that having a vasectomy did not increase the risk of prostate cancer, a concern that earlier studies had raised.

Weekend Link Love – Edition 418

Research of the Week Omega-3s improve reading scores. Treating early prostate cancer produces side effects, but no survival benefit compared to “active monitoring.” Couples with dissimilar immune genetics have better relationships. Bulking...Show More Summary

HMM: Prostate Cancer Study Details Value of Treatments. Researchers followed patients for 10 yea…

HMM: Prostate Cancer Study Details Value of Treatments. Researchers followed patients for 10 years and found no difference in death rates between men who were picked at random to have surgery or radiation, or to rely on “active monitoring” of the cancer, with treatment only if it progressed. Death rates from the cancer were low […]

Eating walnuts may reduce risk of heart disease and prostate cancer, improve colon health

Eating walnuts may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer, as well as improve colon health, according to different studies. The Connecticut-based research center conducted a study among 46 adults aged 30 to 75. Show More Summary

Living With Cancer: Understanding prostate cancer, one man at a time

Using genetic sequencing to improve prostate cancer treatment By looking at the genetic makeup of men with prostate cancer, Mayo Clinic is helping doctors learn which drugs may work. Tips on balancing cancer treatment, desire to work Remaining involved in work or returning to your job as you complete cancer treatment helps you get back […]

Treatments for prostate cancer: Active monitoring as effective as surgery over 10 years

Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind.

Experts encourage prostate cancer patients to weigh long-term impact of treatment options with their doctors

For men with early stage prostate cancer, there is no difference in mortality rates following active monitoring, surgery or RT, ten-year findings from a trial indicate. Moreover, cancer-specific deaths at ten years following diagnosis averaged only one percent for all men enrolled in the trial.

Those diagnosed with some common cancers can 'expect to live for 10 years'

Skin, breast and prostate cancers carry estimated 10-year survival after diagnosis, according to ONS research Large majorities of people diagnosed with some of the most common cancers can now expect to live for at least 10 years, according to the latest estimates drawn up by government statisticians. Show More Summary

ASTRO Encourages Prostate Cancer Patients to Weigh Long-Term Impact of Treatment Options with Their Doctors

In light of the findings from the Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) would like to congratulate the authors...Show More Summary

Manchester United players fulfill grandfather’s wish 45 minutes before his death

One of the most memorable days of a 73-year-old Manchester United fan’s life turned out to be his last. Just 45 minutes after four players fulfilled his wish to meet them, Patrick “Paddy” Lawler died of prostate cancer, the Manchester Evening News reports. The team learned about Lawler’s dying wish after his granddaughter Kayleigh Lawler […]

My Thyroid Cancer

My husband and I were intrigued to discover that this week’s New England Journal of Medicine has articles on both of our cancers! Larry is doing active surveillance for prostate cancer, the article that’s making

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