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The Impact of Prostate Cancer on the Quality of Life – A Canadian Survey

Prostate cancer can impact the quality of life, having a major effect on patients' day-to-day life and overall well-being. According to a new Canadian survey of men who have or have had prostate cancer, prostate cancer’s physical manifestations can also lead to psychological and social concerns, both of which are more pronounced for those with [...]

Dr. Francis Collins (NIH) Speaks About the Cancer Funding Predicament We Face

A post from Alan on the Advanced Prostate Cancer On-Line Support Group shared a link, which should interest all of us. It should interest us all because it will have an effect on each and every one of us, whether we are a prostate cancer survivor, if we become one in the future. Actually the [...]

WELCOME TO BDC!

When I think of executive directors of nonprofit organizations I think of my local heroes like Geoffrey Canada, founder of Harlem Children's Zone and Richard Buery founder of Groundwork and current President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society. I don't quite think of me. Those two black men are the epitome of leadership, integrity, [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:08:25-05:00October 13th, 2011|And so it begins...|1 Comment

Long-Term Overall Survival & Metastasis-Free Survival Post Surgery After A Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer

Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center evaluated metastasis-free survival (MFS) and overall survival (OS) among men with a biochemical reoccurrence (PSA only) of prostate cancer after having received a radical prostatectomy but did not receive additional therapy until developing metastases […]

Prostate Cancer- The Good Cancer for Men Over 75 Years!

I know, we all have our prostate cancer story where we are told how lucky we are that we have prostate cancer. The conversation goes on something like, “Oh you are so lucky, you have the GOOD cancer, you should be so thankful.” Then it is often followed up by something like, “My (father) (brother) [...]

Clinical Trials That Exclude Gay and Lesbian Patients

The March 18, 2010  issue of *New England Journal of Medicine* (Volume 362, #11, March 18)  includes a study: "Clinical Trials That Explicitly Exclude Gay and Lesbian Patients." The authors are Brian L. Egleston, Ph.D., Roland L. Dunbrack, Jr., Ph.D., & Michael J. Hall, M.D. Here's how the report starts: "We recently encountered proposed studies [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:58:12-05:00March 17th, 2010|Tools for Activists, Treatment News|1 Comment

American Cancer Society Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines.

Here is the latest American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines press release. Please leave comments about these guidelines, by clicking to comment here Update Reaffirms the Importance of Shared Decision-Making ATLANTA –March 3, 2010 – Newly updated prostate cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society reaffirm the recommendation that men should discuss the [...]

By |2020-02-04T08:40:03-05:00March 3rd, 2010|Activism, Treatment News|32 Comments

Malecare Testimony at Congressional Prostate Cancer Hearing

To: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Re: “Prostate Cancer:  New Questions About Screening and Treatment” March 4, 2010 We wish to thank the Committee for allowing us to present four important issues, on behalf of the thousands of men, their loved ones and their families, whom Malecare serves. Founded in 1998, Malecare [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:11-04:00March 2nd, 2010|Activism, Tools for Activists, Treatment News|4 Comments

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
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