06/22/2018

Crystal Ball for Predicting Cancer Treatment Response: Your Poop?

What does the population of bacteria in your gut (called the gut “microbiome”) have to do with prostate cancer? Just how important is this gut flora, or bacteria, anyway? It’s not even in the prostate! Let’s look at the second question first. How important is your gut bacteria? It’s very... 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

11/20/2017

A Thanksgiving Your Prostate Will Thank You For

It’s the holiday season, and we know you’ve got a lot on your mind.  One question you’re probably asking yourself:  What can I do for my prostate this Thanksgiving?  Well, maybe you’re not asking this question, but we’re hoping that both you and your prostate will have a great Thanksgiving,... Read More

11/09/2017

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer

It’s a legacy of war that nobody wanted: the lingering effects of the tactical herbicide called Agent Orange.  This was “scorched earth” warfare – destroying vegetation to clear the countryside of places for the enemy to hide – taken to the next level, with 20 million gallons of chemical defoliants... Read More

11/03/2017

Proactive Therapy: Widening the Window of Curability

Imagine you’re lying on a chair at the dentist’s office, and the dentist says, “You’ve got a cavity, and decay is inevitable.  We’ll just wait and pull all your teeth in a few years.”  Like the poor gentleman in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” who is mistakenly left for... Read More

10/19/2017

PSMA-PET and Localized Prostate Cancer

PSMA-targeting molecules are wonder agents: they can show never-before-seen small bits of prostate cancer dispersed throughout the body.  Then, attached to cancer-killing radiopharmaceutical drugs, they can be used to obliterate those spots of metastatic cancer.  You can read more about the use of PSMA-targeting small molecules, developed by Johns Hopkins... 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