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Xtandi May Work Better With TET

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a first line treatment for men when prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate. Men die from prostate cancer after their disease becomes castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Anti-androgen treatments such as Enzalutamide (Xtandi) have lengthened the life of thousands of advanced prostate cancer men around the world. Ultimately, even [...]

Quality of Life Improvements Help Extend Life While On Xofigo

You may live longer if you feel good about life while taking radium-223 (Xofigo). Dr Neal Shore from the Carolina Urologic Research Center studied how health related quality of life (HRQoL) might be related to overall survival while being treated for advanced prostate cancer with Xofigo. Approximately 800 men with advanced prostate cancer were asked [...]

Testosterone Levels May Predict Hormone Treatment Effectiveness

Advanced prostate cancer patients who started androgen deprivation treatment (ADT) treatment with low testosterone levels had worse 1-year progression-free and overall survival after continuous ADT than men with higher testosterone levels. This means that men who are about to start hormone therapy should have their testosterone tested. Those with low testosterone levels should ask their [...]

Estrogen As New Prostate Cancer Treatment

Fetal estrogen estetrol, also called E4, is being tested in the Netherlands as a treatment for advanced prostate cancer. "E4 for the treatment of prostate cancer would offer a new and affordable option compared to current standard and new therapies. An important advantage of E4 is expected to be the avoidance of the hypoestrogenic side [...]

ASCO Publishes Two Independent Research Programs from Malecare

Malecare not only is the world’s largest prostate cancer support and education organization it also is responsible for prostate cancer research which has been recognized and published by the world’s largest organization of oncologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO). At the last ASCO GU Conference Malecare presented a poster and had published an [...]

A Step Towards Understanding How To Get A Fair Value For The Dollars Spent For Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

In the treatment of prostate cancer the first very expensive drug we had that was FDA approved was Provenge, with an initial cost of $93,000 for a one-month’s treatment protocol. Today, the cost is in excess of $106,000. According to the phase III clinical trial result Provenge extends life by a median of 4.1 months, [...]

Hope To See You At The PCRI Patient Conference in September

I have always recommended and continue to recommend that any PROSTATE CANCER survivor and caregiver interested in learning more about the disease attend the annual PCRI survivor conference in Los Angeles, California.   I  feel that this conference is well worth attending and it is fun too; a weekend full of outstanding educational sessions about [...]

How Men Can Preserve Their Emotional Well Being When Fighting Advanced Prostate Cancer -Ideas For Interventions

In a study performed in the UK researchers explored how men with advanced prostate cancer support their personal well being. The study analyzed the practices used by five (5) men with advanced prostate cancer to maintain their emotional wellbeing. Information about the men’s individual practices was taken from face-to-face, semi-structured, in-depth interviews with the five [...]

Dealing with A New Health Issue – A Rare Cancer Along with Prostate Cancer

My wife Wendy wrote a post to the advanced prostate cancer online support group where she discussed our recent experience re-entering the healthcare system to deal with a non-prostate cancer issue. In the post she shared that I have been diagnosed with a rare cancer, appendiceal cancer, specifically a mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. We have become very [...]

Agent Orange Exposure? Your Children & Grandchildren Might Be At Risk!

A large number of the readers of this blog either have had exposure to Agent Orange or have family members who have had the exposure. We know that for those men exposed their risks for developing prostate cancer are greatly increased. Besides an increased risk of developing the cancer there is evidence that Agent Orange [...]