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Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) may not be the best way to fight advanced prostate cancer

Researchers from the University and the Sichuan Antibiotics Industrial Institute in China have discovered a novel treatment for advanced prostate cancer. For over forty years, ADT has been the foundation of advanced stage prostate cancer treatment. ADT is effective initially, most often measured by a drop in PSA measurement. But in almost all cases, prostate [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Hormone Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Way to Do PET Scans

  There’s a better way to do a PET scan, by using radiotracer fluciclovine (fluorine-18; F-18) (Journal of Nuclear Medicine, March 2017) According to researcher Ashesh B. Jani, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, fluciclovine can improve imaging in recurrent prostate cancer patients with no additional radiation side effects. An improved PET [...]

Relugolix – New Oral Hormone Treatment

There's a new Phase 3 clinical trial for an oral medication, taken one time per day, that will reduce testosterone for advanced prostate cancer. Myovant Sciences is testing their new drug, called Relugolix in a trial called, HERO. Relugolix lowers testosterone by inhibiting pituitary release of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. Todays testosterone reducing therapies require injections and [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Hormone Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

USA Only-PSA Advocacy Opportunity-Include Your Voice

Here is a newly emerged advocacy opportunity regarding the PSA test and Prostate Cancer in the USA. Malecare feels you should be empowered to participate in this national health policy issue. CMS' Center for Medicare issued what is known as a Medicare Advantage Call letter. In the letter, the CMS signals to Medicare Advantage Plans [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wealthy Advanced Prostate Cancer Men Live Longer

Men living in wealthier zip codes in the United States live longer with advanced prostate cancer than men in lower income zip codes.  Creighton University, Omaha, NE  researchers studied income levels and overall survival of men diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer.  Lead author Sabra Ahmed and his team looked at 50,639 men in the National Cancer Database diagnosed [...]

An Easier, Cheaper and More Comfortable Way To Take Zytiga

Rather than taking – and paying – for the full Zytiga dose on an empty stomach, ask your doctor if you could get the same effect from taking just one fourth of your Zytiga dose while enjoying a low-fat or high-fat breakfast. A small phase two study of 36 prostate cancer patients who took 250 [...]

Malecare’s Message Regarding Travel & Refugee Ban Into the USA

All of us are affected by the recent refugee and travel ban. At one time or another, all of us have been helped by doctors, medical students, nurses, social workers, caregivers and fellow cancer patients who were born outside of the United States. Many of the treatments and drugs that keep us alive were developed [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good advice on how to call your representatives.

Good advice on how to call your representatives. From a former Senator staffer from Seattle, Mark Jahnke: Friends! As some of you know, I used to work on Capitol Hill as the person in charge of all the incoming phone calls to my Senator's office. I have some insider tips to make calling your reps [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Travel & Refugee Ban Hurts Cancer Patients

All of us are affected by the recent refugee and travel ban. At one time or another, all of us have been helped by doctors, medical students, nurses, social workers, caregivers and fellow cancer patients who were born outside of the United States.  Many of the treatments and drugs that keep us alive were developed [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Uncategorized|1 Comment

For Our USA Readers: Office of Men’s Health Petition and Update

Our best chance for establishing an Office of Men's Health in the USA is now, in the early days of this new administration. Our Petition at whitehouse.gov is a first and important step.   Please sign and spread the word.  This effort is entirely up to us.  We can do this! Click and Sign here: [...]