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12/21/2016

When Treatment Stops Working: Blame Resistance

In the upside down world of prostate cancer, the good guys want to win the war and the bad guys are leading the resistance. Imagine Rick’s Café in Casablanca, except it’s the bad guys, with a nod from Humphrey Bogart, who are the ones singing “La Marseillaise” – drowning out. Read More

10/14/2016

My Prostate Cancer Story: Denny Terry

When Denny Terry first came under the care of medical oncologist Oliver Sartor, MD, 17 years ago, he knew immediately this was a physician and a scientist with a quest to keep him and others like him alive. “He’s brilliant and he cares,” says Denny, a mechanical engineer and small business. Read More

10/14/2016

My Prostate Cancer Story: Craig Gillmore

Craig Gilmore was legendary personality at his company. A software developer with a quiet and unassuming nature, he was a beloved center of social life, often organizing events and coordinating outings. He was also known for something unusual, and to many, impossible: he lived his life completely car free. Craig. Read More

10/14/2016

My Prostate Cancer Story: Robert Cunningham

How far would you go to protect yourself and your family? What if it was a matter of life and death? And what if the answer was a simple exam? Like many, Robert Cunningham of Richmond, Virginia would do just about anything for his family. When he lost his grandfather. Read More

10/13/2016

My Prostate Cancer Story: Brian Custer

“Do you want to live or do you want to die?” That’s a question Brian Custer asks men, especially African-American men, when they aren’t sure whether to get checked for prostate cancer. Read More

10/13/2016

My Prostate Cancer Story: Muhit Rahman

“It’s always life-altering to hear that you have cancer. Until you get that news, you don’t have cancer. And then all of a sudden, you do.” Read More

10/13/2016

You’ve Got Prostate Cancer. Now what? Read This First.

You’ve had the PSA test – or more likely, several of them – plus the digital rectal exam, and one or both of these suggested that you needed a biopsy.  The biopsy was not fun, but you did it, and then you waited for a pathologist to look at the. Read More

10/12/2016

Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Surgery

The operation to remove the prostate, called a radical prostatectomy, is one of the most difficult surgical procedures there is. There are several reasons for this:  One is simply the prostate’s hard-to-get-to location deep in the pelvis.  Two, there are a lot of blood vessels and important nerves around there,. Read More

10/12/2016

Interview With An Expert: Why the Biopsy Is Not Perfect

Your prostate feels like a pincushion, and you’ve been waiting for the biopsy results. They’re finally here. Now what? That’s a good question. You might think that the diagnosis of prostate cancer would be a fairly straightforward thing – especially if you’ve been through several biopsies and watched your PSA. Read More

10/12/2016

On the Horizon: Radiation Plus Immunotherapy

The body’s immune system has incredible power.  When it turns on something it recognizes as an enemy, its effects can be brutal; just ask anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could somehow harness these cell-killing abilities and use them against cancer?  A great idea. Read More