Radiation Accidents–Tell Us Your Story

Regulators and researchers can only guess how often radiotherapy accidents occur. With no single agency overseeing medical radiation, there is no central clearinghouse of cases. Accidents are chronically under reported, records show, and some states do not require that they be reported at all. […]

By |2020-02-04T08:14:49-05:00January 25th, 2010|Treatment News|3 Comments

Least Costly Alternative and Medicare

Irene Hayes, was denied payment of treatment prescribed by her physician and sued in federal court.  Medicare had decided to only pay for the Least Costly Alternative (LCA), a treatment that her physician thought inadequate.  As explained in the appellate court’s decision, under that policy, Medicare provides reimbursement for treatments only up to the price [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:13-04:00January 15th, 2010|Activism, Treatment News|1 Comment

AUA says prostate cancer screening is individual choice..

The American Urological Association (AUA)'s updated Prostate-Specific Antigen Best Practice Statement first at the annual meeting of the AUA in April, has been published in the November issue of the Journal of Urology. The statement includes the controversial guidance that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test should be offered to men starting at the age of 40 years — [...]

By |2021-02-17T11:03:08-05:00December 1st, 2009|Treatment News|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Thoughts for PCa Activists – What Brings us Together is Infinitely More Important than What Separates Us…

If we are to be successful as a cause, each of us needs to make a personal and heartfelt commitment to care about each other collectively… to see every man directly impacted by this disease, regardless of his experience both as it relates to his general human experience and his outcome as it relates to [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:14-04:00November 23rd, 2009|Treatment News|0 Comments

Jersey Wives Prostate Cancer Calender Hurts Gay Cancer survivors

Prostate Cancer Calendar 2010 with wives of Prostate Cancer patients, produced by the New Jersey Prostate Cancer Coalition is facing negative criticism for it's purely heterosexual bias. Twelve New Jersey wives have posed nude for a prostate cancer awareness calendar called, "Stand By Your Man: 12 Women in Support of a Cure for Prostate Cancer." [...]

By |2009-11-16T11:29:19-05:00November 16th, 2009|Treatment News|0 Comments

Worlds First Twitter Prostate Cancer Chat

Twitter's first Prostate Cancer Survivor Chat will be held on Thursday, July 16 from 4-5:30PM Join the discussion with hashtag #pcachat It will be facilitated by Malecare Prostate Cancer Support. Please follow me @prostatenews or http://www.twitter.com/prostatenews to stay in touch on this new event. The worlds first twitter cancer survivor support group was held, today, [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:58-04:00July 9th, 2009|Activism, Tools for Activists, Treatment News|0 Comments

Prostate cancer — a few small steps, much to be done

Hemo/Onc Today published an editorial about the status of prostate cancer research. The author, Donald L. Trump, MD compares the status of knowledge in prostate cancer compared to breast cancer. He says: Important progress has been made and new leads established in improving our understanding of prostate cancer and improving the care of patients with [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:24:10-05:00April 29th, 2008|Activism, Treatment News|0 Comments


How do scientists discover new genetic "biomarkers" to diagnose and treat disease early? The research community cites access to high quality biospecimens as the single most critical need for conducting today's generation of molecular or genomic experiments. Yet the field of biospecimens has lagged behind virtually every other area of medical research. Biobanks are storage [...]

By |2020-02-04T08:39:47-05:00April 22nd, 2008|Tools for Activists, Treatment News|0 Comments
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