Dr. Marc Garnick, Editor in Chief
Is PSA reliable?
That's a good question, because having an elevated PSA doesn't necessarily mean that a man has prostate cancer.
One couple's story: Handling prostate cancer in the face of differing biopsies
Elliot and Elizabeth Boyd share their experience with a prostate cancer diagnosis, explain their next steps in light of seemingly contradictory test results, and offer advice to those coping with their diagnosis and weighing treatment options. Read more »
Although a recent article on healthy aging in the Washington Post suggested that taking vitamin E can help men prevent prostate and other cancers, that isn’t what the evidence shows.Read more »
Johns Hopkins researchers found that 40% of hospital Web sites promote robot-assisted surgery, even though little evidence shows it’s better than conventional methods.Read more »
The findings were presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting in May 2011.Read more »
For the first time, a study measures the impact of prostate cancer treatment on the quality of life of gay men.Read more »
Robot-assisted surgery may be safe, but comparisons to other treatments and quality-of-life data lacking
Study examines the post-surgical complications and safety of robotic prostatectomy among one group of surgeons.Read more »
Digoxin (Lanoxin), a drug long used to treat heart failure and heart rhythm abnormalities, may control prostate cancer.Read more »
Surprising findings on omega-3s, trans fats, and prostate cancer risk don’t warrant a change in diet
Study finds that men with the highest blood levels of omega-3s were more likely to develop high-grade prostate cancer than those with the lowest levels, and that men with the highest blood levels of trans fat were less likely to develop the disease than those with the lowest.Read more »
The drug, approved at the end of April 2011, may be helpful for men with metastatic disease that no longer responds to hormone therapy.Read more »