10/13/2016

A Not-So-Good Practice Proves Harmful in African-American Men

It wasn’t that great of an idea to start with: giving hormonal therapy to lower testosterone in men with localized prostate cancer to make them eligible for radiation seed treatment.  The idea is that a short course of hormonal therapy – usually a shot of Lupron or Zoladex – will. Read More

10/12/2016

Genes that Discriminate

“African-American men are discriminated against by prostate cancer, and for the first time, we know why.”  This was oncologist Jonathan Simons, M.D., CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, talking to the Congressional Black Caucus at a special symposium on prostate cancer. Simons was telling the lawmakers about the trailblazing work. Read More

10/12/2016

On the Horizon: Understanding Exactly How Prostate Cancer Targets Men of African Ancestry

When it comes to lethal prostate cancer, men of African descent are born with a genetic Achilles heel – or more likely, several points of weakness that make them vulnerable.  It’s not all genetic; the deck is stacked against these men for many reasons, including the high-fat, low-vegetable Western diet,. Read More

10/12/2016

Prostate Cancer and African Ancestry

Men of African descent are more likely to develop prostate cancer, and African American men are more than twice as likely caucasian men to die from it. Although lifestyle habits contribute to this greater likelihood, it is chiefly the result of certain genes that men of African descent possess. Learn. Read More

10/12/2016

Interview with An Expert: African Ancestry and Prostate Cancer

If you are a man of African ancestry, prostate cancer needs to be on your radar.  This is because, of all the men in the world, you are in the group that prostate cancer hits the hardest.  Prostate cancer is different in you than it is in other men.  It. Read More

10/10/2016

Top 5 Discoveries of 2015 Mean More Lives Saved in 2016

2015 was as an exceptional year for science — in particular, genetics-based science that will directly affect the care and improve the outcome for prostate cancer patients worldwide. Read More

10/06/2016

African-American? What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

In the United States, men of African descent are more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race or ethnicity. Read More