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05/02/2021

Statement from PCF CEO Dr. Jonathan Simons on the Importance of Prostate Cancer Screening

Screening for prostate cancer has been a controversial topic over the past several years, with some disagreement among medical professionals. Men may be understandably uncertain about whether and how to be screened—if they are even aware of the option. Guidance on PSA screening for prostate cancer has changed over time.. Read More

05/02/2021

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 4:

If you are overweight, if you smoke, are sedentary, or if you eat a high-fat, high-carb, low-vegetable diet, you are doing prostate cancer a favor:  you’re making sure it has a very hospitable environment. “Cancer is also a chronic disease,” explains PCF-funded physician-scientist Kosj Yamoah, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist and. Read More

05/01/2021

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 3:

“It might seem racist to say that cancer is different in Black men than it is in other men,” says PCF-funded physician-scientist Kosj Yamoah, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist and cancer epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.  “But that couldn’t be further from the truth: it’s not about race. . Read More

04/30/2021

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 2:

Not only does prostate cancer tend to start at a younger age, and to be more aggressive, in some Black men: it also tends to start in a different part of the prostate!  And not only is it often in a different part (the anterior region of the prostate, behind. Read More

04/28/2021

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 1:

If you are of African descent, you are at higher risk of getting prostate cancer.  However, says PCF-funded physician-scientist Kosj Yamoah, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist and cancer epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, this news should not make you feel defeated.  Instead, use this knowledge as advance warning! . Read More

Pasta Primavera

Download the recipe card Pasta Primavera Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 oz “high-protein” penne pasta 1 carrot 1 zucchini 1 red bell pepper 1 medium onion, sliced thin 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup finely chopped kale ½ cup finely chopped tomato 2. Read More

04/20/2021

COVID-19, Stress, Vaccines, and Your Immune System

If you’ve felt a higher level of stress over the past year, you’re not alone. One study found that earlier in the pandemic, stress, depression, and anxiety each were present in about 30% of people (for comparison, in the US, about 12% of adults had a major depressive episode in. Read More

Lentil Bolognese

Download the recipe card Lentil Bolognese Recipe courtesy of Beth Ginsberg Number of servings: 10 1-cup servings Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 60 minutes Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cups beluga lentils 1 quart vegetable stock 1 small onion (small dice) 2 Tbsp garlic (chopped) ¼ cup fennel (small dice) ½ cup carrots (peeled. Read More

04/06/2021

Full-On “Kitchen Sink” for High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer:  Intensive Neoadjuvant Hormonal Therapy (part 3)

In several clinical trials, including this one, an intense blast of neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and androgen-directed treatment (medications such as abiraterone and enzalutamide) has shown promising results in some men – but not all men.  Why is this? PCF-funded investigator Rana McKay, M.D., medical oncologist at the University. Read More

03/29/2021

Full-On “Kitchen Sink” for High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer:  Intensive Neoadjuvant Hormonal Therapy (part 2)

What’s the idea behind slamming high-risk prostate cancer with a battery of treatments:  surgery plus a finite course of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) plus an androgen-directed drug such as abiraterone, apalutamide or enzalutamide?  Catching cancer when it’s less prepared for battle. Over time, prostate cancer acquires genomic alterations that help. Read More