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Understanding the Complexities of Bone Metastases in Prostate Cancer

Our bones operate in a balanced and dynamic system, which in the normal situation keep them strong. Bones are constantly being eliminated and then remade to keep them healthy and read to support our frame. This normal process involves two major kinds of bone cells that work together, in balance, to keep bones healthy and [...]

What you Need to Know About Denosumab (Xgeva)

Xgeva is used in men with advanced and metastatic prostate cancer with bone metastases for the prevention of developing additional skeletal-related events (not to be confused with bone mineral density). In a phase 3 trial, the 147 Study, evaluating denosumab (Xgeva) versus placebo 1,432 men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer demonstrated that Xgeva improved median bone [...]

Perhaps Vitamin D & Calcium is Not Good for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer!

Science and good medicine is not always what it seems. We all believe that if something is logical it must be true, but often the most logical assumptions we make do not stand up to good scientific inquiry. Many of us choke on the fact that Provenge extends life while it has no effect on [...]

Genetics & Calcium Might Increase Risk for Prostate Cancer In the African-American Men

A study by at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem N.C., Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California suggests that a high intake of calcium causes prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral. According to Gary G. [...]

Should Men on ADT Take Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation?

As usual with prostate cancer there is no general agreement about whether or not men who are on a hormone blockade (ADT) to treat prostate cancer should be taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, however there does seem to be some consensus that they should. Given that there are geographic and seasonal variations in vitamin [...]

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