ASCO 2014 – Exercise Cuts Cytokines in Prostate Cancer

Research released at the ASCO meeting in Chicago confirms that regular exercise is a must for men with advanced prostate cancer.  It was found that a regular and  structured physical exercise program reduces cytokine production which is related to depression and  to the inflammatory processes.  According to the researchers these factors may impact prostate cancer [...]

Inflammation Negatively Impacts Overall Survival of Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

The commonly used serum (blood) marker for inflammation is C-reactive protein (CRP).  It is believed that CRP has a prognostic impact for men with metastatic prostate cancer (MPC) (advanced prostate cancer). The researchers conducted a meta-analysis to quantitate its prognostic impact. They conducted asystematic review to identify publications and presentations exploring the association of baseline [...]

Two More Provenge Related Abstracts from the 2013 ASCO GU Symposium

More on Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) from the 2013 The last two abstracts that I want to speak about that were presented at the conference that pertained to Provenge speak to its efficacy. The first looks at changes in circulating tumor cells (CTC) and the second to the onset of the use of opioid painkillers. Abstract #40 [...]

From the 2012 AACR Meeting – Systemic Inflammation and Survival in Men with Prostate Cancer: Evidence from the Glasgow Inflammation Outcome Study.

I met with Dr. Kashif Shafique of the University of Glasgow who was the senior author of a research poster presented at the meeting. He and his colleagues look at the relationship between systemic inflammation and prostate cancer survival. Since there is some evidence that pre-treatment of systemic inflammation in men may be associated with [...]

Modifying My Anti-Inflammaory Drugs – Will They Affect My PSA?

I recently had a regular follow-up appointment with my rheumatologist. Over the years he has had me on various non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (vioxx is one common example). My appointments with him have become fairly routine, we greet each other, he spends ten minutes scolding me because I still have not lost any weight and then [...]

Tilapia & Cat Fish Contain Too High Levels Of Dangerous Omega-6 Fatty Acids- Eliminate Them From Your Diet

So doctor, I have heard that I need to change my diet and that the diet modifications should include a number of portions of fish each week. Significant amounts of fish is very healthy for men with prostate cancer (and also people with inflammatory diseases) because it contain large amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids. This [...]

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Cronic Inflammation

There is a lot of concern in the research community that inflammation plays a significant role in cancer, including prostate cancer. The exact role is not clear, however many researchers and clinicians believe that we need to work to minimize inflammation in order to control cancer. Why is it potentially dangerous? Chronic inflammation (CI) works [...]