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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Men with Prostate Cancer May Not Know All Of Their Treatment Options and Risks by Brian Miles, MD  Urology Houston Methodist Urology Associates Professor of Urology, Institute for Academic Medicine Houston Methodist - Weill Cornell Medical College According to a September 2017 study by BJU International, men who have been diagnosed with localized prostate [...]

By |2018-01-29T08:51:47+00:00January 26th, 2018|Drugs & Treatments, General Information|1 Comment

Clinical Trial Search

Searching for clinical trials is almost as hard as participating in clinical trials.  clinical is almost unusable.  There are several businesses that have tried to make searching for clinical trials easier.  Malecare is working with two of the very best.  One, we can't tell you about in detail, since they are still in [...]

By |2018-01-25T10:52:39+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Advanced Prostate Cancer and Cholesterol

High serum levels of total and HDL cholesterol are associated with an elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer. Every 10mg/dl increase in serum total cholesterol adds a 5% increase to your odds of being diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer. Every 10mg/dl increase in HDL cholesterol increases your odds of having advanced stage prostate [...]

By |2018-01-10T12:59:05+00:00January 10th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Apalutamide Study Prioritized For Non-Metastatic Canstrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Men with non-metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer will soon know whether or not apalutamide is helpful.  The USA based Food and Drug Administration has cut the review time from ten to six months.   We might hear the FDA's ruling as early as April, 2018. Apalutamide (ARN-509) is an  androgen receptor inhibitor and might prove to [...]

By |2018-01-08T14:36:05+00:00January 8th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|1 Comment

Exercise and Advanced Prostate Cancer

Exercise of any kind helps men at any stage of Prostate Cancer.   Unfortunately, many advanced stage prostate cancer patients don't exercise enough. Advanced Prostate Cancer patients worry about bone pain more than other men.  Androgen deprivation therapy, commonly called "hormone therapy," can cause bone problems.  Metastases to bones can cause severe pain that many [...]

By |2018-01-05T11:46:21+00:00January 5th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Changing a Protein Might Stop Metastases

How cool is this?  What if we can change how fast and far prostate cancer cells can metastasize by changing a single protein. The lead article in this months Oncotarget describes how prostate cancer moves in our bodies, and what we might be able to do to prevent metastatic cancer. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is [...]

By |2017-11-21T12:41:51+00:00November 21st, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments