The Cancer Moon Shot – Vice President Biden Speaks to the AACR

I recently returned home from the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) annual meeting held in New Orleans, La. The meeting was, as usual fantastic, but this years conclusion was by far the best I have experienced. The meeting’s closing session was reserved for remarks about the cancer "moonshot" initiative from Vice President Joe Biden. [...]

A Video Interview About My Experience at the AACR Meeting in Chicago

Patient Power, a Partner Organization of Malecare, just released a Skype interview they made with me about some aspects of the recent AACR meeting in Chicago. I talk about the exciting results from the Phase II trial of Prostvac, a small phase II study of Pomegranate juice for men with prostate cancer as well as [...]

Some Important Themes From The 2012 AACR Meeting

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Annual 2012 American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) in Chicago through the generosity of the Scientist-Survivor Program. The meeting involved five days of educational sessions, symposia and posters. In the course of the next week or so, I will be discussing some of the prostate cancer [...]

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Alpha Blockers Linked to Prostate Cancer Relapse

A retrospective study has just been published that shows that the risk of experiencing a biochemical recurrence (PSA recurrence) after radical prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer increased significantly in men who received alpha blockers for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after surgery. When compared to men who did not receive alpha blockers, those who did [...]

Excessive Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Increased Cancer Risk

The question: Can heavy alcohol consumption accelerate telomere shortening & does telomere shortening cause premature aging and an increased cancer risk? Many of us like to drink alcoholic beverages. I confess, I too enjoy red wind have been known to enjoy a single malt scotch on occasion. However, we always need to remember that excessive [...]

From The AACR Meeting – Identifying New Drugs That Block Prostate Tumor Growth

Researchers from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have identified candidate drugs that block a key protein responsible for tumor growth. Their research was presented at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) which I had the good fortune to attend. As we know the common treatment for localized [...]

Personalized Medicine Advanced By the BATTLE Trial – Presented at the AACR Conference

There were many themes running through the recent American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) conference that I just attended in Washington D.C. One significant theme running through the conference was the need to develop personalized medicine to be able to successfully control cancer. This leads us to the question, What is personalized medicine? [...]

Genetic Variant Associated With Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) is in the midst of its annual scientific research meeting in Denver Colorado. As interesting prostate cancer specific information becomes available I will try and share the news. One of the biggest concerns we face in prostate cancer is in deciding when a cancer needs to be treated. [...]

National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Plan to Accelerate Cancer Research Announced

At the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009 in Denver, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director John E. Niederhuber, M.D., announced major details, such as funding more grants, development of a platform for personalized cancer care, and an accelerated cancer genetics program, that will move cancer research forward in this new economic environment. [...]