IMRT for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy Soars

Use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer increased from 3.5% to 64% from 2002 to 2012.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in NSAID Users

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in NSAID Users

In a case-control study, men who had ever used non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs had a 23% decreased risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Use Low, But Increasing

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Use Low, But Increasing

Use of active surveillance for very low-risk prostate cancer rose from 11.6% of patients in 2010 to 27.3% in 2013, study finds.

First Metastasis Site Predicts Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival

First Metastasis Site Predicts Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival

Following curative treatment for localized PCa, 5-year PCa-specific survival rates are higher for patients with initial lymph node or locoregional metastases versus initial metastases in bone only or in multiple sites.

Additions to Standard Care in High-Risk PCa May Up Survival

Additions to Standard Care in High-Risk PCa May Up Survival

Findings from this comparative study indicate a favorable failure-free survival and progression-free survival with Standard of Care plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone.

Proximal PSA Predicts Prostate Cancer Metastasis Risk

Proximal PSA Predicts Prostate Cancer Metastasis Risk

PSA levels of 10 ng/mL or higher in men who have biochemically recurrent PCa after radical prostatectomy and a PSADT less than 12 months are at imminent risk for metastatic disease.

Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives, New Analysis Shows

Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives, New Analysis Shows

A European trial found a survival benefit from PCa screening and a US trial did not, but a new analysis finds that both trials provide compatible evidence that screening decreases PCa mortality.

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked With Cardiovascular Risks, Depression

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked With Cardiovascular Risks, Depression

In a study, the risk for heart failure was 81% higher among patients who received androgen deprivation therapy.

Erectile Dysfunction Afflicts More Than Half of Men With Diabetes

Erectile Dysfunction Afflicts More Than Half of Men With Diabetes

Meta-analysis of studies conducted around the world found that men with diabetes have more than 3.5 times increased risk for erectile dysfunction.

Urologist Ownership of IMRT Linked to Its Greater Use for PCa

Urologist Ownership of IMRT Linked to Its Greater Use for PCa

Patients are more likely to receive intensity-modulated radiation therapy if they are managed by urology practices with an ownership interest in the modality, study finds.

Cancer Patient Self-Reporting Reliable and Feasible, Studies Show

Cancer Patient Self-Reporting Reliable and Feasible, Studies Show

Prostate cancer patients accurately report their comorbidities, and participants in cancer clinical trials report more adverse events than trial investigators.

Not All High-Risk Prostate Cancers Are the Same

Not All High-Risk Prostate Cancers Are the Same

Men with 1 high-risk factor experience better outcomes following treatment than those with 2 or 3 high-risk factors, study finds.

Blacks Less Likely to Undergo Definitive Prostate Cancer Therapy

Blacks Less Likely to Undergo Definitive Prostate Cancer Therapy

Study of men with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer finds facility-level racial disparity in use of definitive treatment.

FDA Clears Betrixaban for VTE Prophylaxis

FDA Clears Betrixaban for VTE Prophylaxis

Fewer VTE events were observed in the betrixaban than enoxaparin arm.

Timing of PSA Nadir Post-RP Predicts Biochemical Recurrence Risk

Timing of PSA Nadir Post-RP Predicts Biochemical Recurrence Risk

A detectable PSA nadir combined with shorter time to nadir after prostate cancer surgery is associated with a higher risk of biochemical recurrence.

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Tall Men and Women at Greater Risk of VTE

Tall Men and Women at Greater Risk of VTE

Risk for VTE was lowest in those with the shortest stature.

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Human semen contains 27 different viruses.

Health Habits Linked With Greater Life Expectancy

Health Habits Linked With Greater Life Expectancy

People with a healthy behavioral profile also experienced a delay of up to 6 years in the onset of disability.

Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Days Supplied in Rx

Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Days Supplied in Rx

Patients were more likely to continue using the opioids if they were initially prescribed medications for a longer time.

Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

After 11 pounds gained, the risk of diabetes went up 31%, hypertension 14%, and cardiovascular disease 8%.

Frequent, Extensive Pubic Hair Grooming May Up Injuries

Frequent, Extensive Pubic Hair Grooming May Up Injuries

Men and women who removed all their pubic hair 11 times or more during their lifespan had an increased risk for grooming injury.

2 in 3 Americans Do Not Have Advanced Directives

2 in 3 Americans Do Not Have Advanced Directives

The researchers found that 36.7% of those in the studies had completed an advance directive, including 23% with living wills.

"Overfat" Status a Growing Problem in Developed Countries

"Overfat" Status a Growing Problem in Developed Countries

Overfat individuals have excess body fat, and a high degree of cardiometabolic dysregulation that can promote disease risk factors and chronic disease.

Men Reporting Less Active Lifestyle More Likely to Die

Men Reporting Less Active Lifestyle More Likely to Die

Those who perceived themselves as less active were up to 71% more likely to die in the follow-up period.

FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

The FDA is delaying implementation of last year's rules on cigars and electronic cigarettes currently on the market until 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Men's Health Update Tall Men and Women at Greater Risk of VTE

Tall Men and Women at Greater Risk of VTE

Risk for VTE was lowest in those with the shortest stature.

Men's Health Update Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Human semen contains 27 different viruses.

Men's Health Update Health Habits Linked With Greater Life Expectancy

Health Habits Linked With Greater Life Expectancy

People with a healthy behavioral profile also experienced a delay of up to 6 years in the onset of disability.

Men's Health Update Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Days Supplied in Rx

Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Days Supplied in Rx

Patients were more likely to continue using the opioids if they were initially prescribed medications for a longer time.

Men's Health Update Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

After 11 pounds gained, the risk of diabetes went up 31%, hypertension 14%, and cardiovascular disease 8%.

Men's Health Update Frequent, Extensive Pubic Hair Grooming May Up Injuries

Frequent, Extensive Pubic Hair Grooming May Up Injuries

Men and women who removed all their pubic hair 11 times or more during their lifespan had an increased risk for grooming injury.

Men's Health Update 2 in 3 Americans Do Not Have Advanced Directives

2 in 3 Americans Do Not Have Advanced Directives

The researchers found that 36.7% of those in the studies had completed an advance directive, including 23% with living wills.

Men's Health Update "Overfat" Status a Growing Problem in Developed Countries

"Overfat" Status a Growing Problem in Developed Countries

Overfat individuals have excess body fat, and a high degree of cardiometabolic dysregulation that can promote disease risk factors and chronic disease.

Men's Health Update Men Reporting Less Active Lifestyle More Likely to Die

Men Reporting Less Active Lifestyle More Likely to Die

Those who perceived themselves as less active were up to 71% more likely to die in the follow-up period.

Men's Health Update FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

The FDA is delaying implementation of last year's rules on cigars and electronic cigarettes currently on the market until 2021 and 2022, respectively.

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