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Malecare, Yale, Memorial Sloan Kettering and M.D. Anderson talk about Latest Treatments & Shared Decision Making

Breakthroughs in Prostate Cancer An interesting discussion about prostate cancer breakthroughs, some of which patients can use today, with: Philip Kantoff, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Daniel Petrylak, MD, Director, Genitourinary Oncology, Co-Director, Signal Transduction Research Program, Yale University Cancer Center Sumit Subudhi, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genitourinary [...]

By | 2017-10-19T10:45:46+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer|3 Comments

Breast Cancer Test Can Tell If Hormone Therapy Will Work On Prostate Cancer

A breast cancer test may be adapted to help men with advanced stage prostate cancer know – in advance - if androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) will help them. Researchers from UCSF and the University of Michigan investigated genetic subtypes of prostate cancer, to see what the difference could predict. The researchers divided prostate tumors into [...]

By | 2017-05-30T17:04:51+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Jevtana, Taxotere, Zytiga and Xtandi discussion – video from ASCO 2016

As we get ready for next weeks' American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, I thought advanced prostate cancer patients would find it helpful to see this thirty minute review from last years meeting. Click >>>

By | 2017-10-19T10:45:46+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Advanced Disease, Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

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 [...]

Urologists Fail to Complete Psycho-Social and Sexual Histories of Prostate Cancer Patients

 Malecare and the University of Minnesota collaborated on the first study to investigate what gay and bisexual men are offered and what they try as rehabilitation to address the sexual and urinary effects of prostate cancer treatment.   Gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer (N=193) from Malecare's online and in-person support groups completed survey questions asking [...]

By | 2017-10-19T10:45:46+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Gay, Newly Diagnosed|2 Comments

Biopsy Slides Can Now Be Digitalized and Reviewed by Pathologists

The first whole slide imaging (WSI) system that allows for review and interpretation of digital prostate cancer pathology slides prepared from biopsied tissue has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Malecare is a leading advocate of second and third opinions of prostate cancer pathology from biopsy samples. The logistics of shipping and [...]

By | 2017-10-19T10:45:48+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Blood Test Determines Effectiveness of Zytiga and or Xtandi, Before You Begin Treatment.

Adna is a new blood test that will tell you if Zytiga and Xtandi will or will not treat castration resistant prostate cancer. Imagine knowing if Zytiga and or Xtandi will fail to help you, before you spend months of time and thousands of dollars trying these drugs out. The test, called AdnaTest Prostate Cancer Panel [...]

By | 2017-04-21T17:53:30+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer|1 Comment