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03/14/2018

New Study indicates 18 months of androgen deprivation therapy may be optimal for locally advanced prostate cancer

Results from the RADAR clinical trial presented at the 2018 ASCO Genitourinary Cancer Symposium indicate that 18 months of ADT could very likely become the new standard of care. The RADAR trial demonstrated that 18 months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is significantly better than 6 months of ADT at... Read More

02/15/2018

Prostate Cancer Loves Couch Potatoes

Hey, guys:  If you think exercise is just about pumping iron and getting big traps, six-pack abs and “gun show” biceps, your prostate would like to disagree. To your prostate, how ripped or shredded you are is not nearly as important as your cardiovascular health. Now, you may be wondering,... Read More

02/02/2018

Statins and Prostate Cancer: The Search for the Magic Bullet

Do statins lower your risk of getting aggressive prostate cancer?  Well, they may. Study after study hints at a tantalizing connection between taking these cholesterol-lowering drugs and protection from getting lethal prostate cancer. But an actual magic pill guaranteed to do this just keeps hovering just over the horizon, like... Read More

09/08/2017

Prostate Cancer: Owning Your Own Care – Part 3

A three-part series that tells you what you need to know before you go see your doctor. Part I Part II Part III The Proverbial Grain of Salt Treatment and Regrets Don’t Fear Clinical Trials   Part 3: Don’t Fear Clinical Trials Maybe you’re scared to death of a clinical... Read More

09/08/2017

Prostate Cancer: Owning Your Own Care – Part 2

A three-part series that tells you what you need to know before you go see your doctor. Part I Part II Part III The Proverbial Grain of Salt Treatment and Regrets Don’t Fear Clinical Trials   Part 2: Treatment and Regrets Here’s some good news:  A report from the Prostate... Read More

09/08/2017

Prostate Cancer: Owning Your Own Care – Part 1

A three-part series that tells you what you need to know before you go see your doctor. Part I Part II Part III The Proverbial Grain of Salt Treatment and Regrets Don’t Fear Clinical Trials   Part 1:  The Proverbial Grain of Salt In an ideal world, none of this... Read More

07/07/2017

Precision medicine study finds new treatment for untreatable subtype of advanced prostate cancer

A clinical trial reported on at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ACSO) Annual Meeting found that advanced prostate cancer patients whose tumors have a certain combination of mutations may significantly benefit from treatment with platinum chemotherapy. Not all “chemotherapy” is the same.  Taxane chemotherapy (docetaxel, cabazitaxel) which works... Read More

06/29/2017

Combination of two new therapies may be highly effective in advanced prostate cancer

Early results from a clinical trial presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ACSO) Annual Meeting found that combining an immunotherapy with a targeted therapy may be highly effective in patients with advanced prostate cancer. Checkpoint immunotherapy, a treatment that reboots hibernating tumor-killing immune cells, has produced remarkable,... Read More

06/21/2017

Immunotherapy and Prostate Cancer

Part I Part II Part III A Vaccine for Prostate Cancer Who's Who in the Immune System Immunotherapy and Prostate Cancer Checkpoint Inhibitors Miracle Drugs for Some, But Not Yet All Checkpoint inhibitors have one mission: to wake up the sleeping T cells, and in some people with cancer, they... Read More

06/20/2017

Immunotherapy: Who’s Who in the Immune System

Part I Part II Part III A Vaccine for Prostate Cancer Who's Who in the Immune System Immunotherapy and Prostate Cancer   Making sense of some very complicated stuff only a few scientists truly understand: A guide to the immune system for the rest of us. Let’s think of the... Read More