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Cause of Post-RP Death in High-Risk PCa Patients Linked to Age

Cause of Post-RP Death in High-Risk PCa Patients Linked to Age

Within 10 years of surgery, men younger than 60 years are more likely to die from prostate cancer than from other causes.

Return to Full Potency Rare After Prostate Surgery

Return to Full Potency Rare After Prostate Surgery

Only 6.7% of men reported erections that were as good after radical prostatectomy, as before—much lower than would be expected by IIEF-5 scores.

Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Surgery Higher in Smokers

Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Surgery Higher in Smokers

Even patients who quit smoking less than 10 years after radical prostatectomy are at increased risk.

Hypogonadal Symptoms in Younger Men May Begin at Higher Threshold

Hypogonadal Symptoms in Younger Men May Begin at Higher Threshold

Among men younger than age 40, a total testosterone level of less than 400 ng/dL was linked with hypogonadal symptoms.

No Cardiovascular Risks with Testosterone Therapy

No Cardiovascular Risks with Testosterone Therapy

New data from two studies indicate that testosterone therapy is not associated with cardiovascular risks, which challenges recent FDA decisions.

Low Testosterone After ADT Linked with Improved Survival

Low Testosterone After ADT Linked with Improved Survival

Low serum testosterone levels within the first year of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with improved cause-specific survival.

Testosterone Found to Boost Efficacy of PDE5 Inhibitors

Testosterone Found to Boost Efficacy of PDE5 Inhibitors

The authors recommend consideration of testosterone assays in men who fail to respond to PDE5 inhibitors in an effort to optimize outcomes.

Reducing Sedentary Time May Cut BPH Risk

Reducing Sedentary Time May Cut BPH Risk

Men with lower levels of sedentary time had a significantly lower risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Low-Grade Prostate Cancers Rarely Metastasize

Low-Grade Prostate Cancers Rarely Metastasize

In a study, not a single case of metastatic disease developed among 449 men who had a tumor grade of Gleason 6 or less at radical prostatectomy.

IMRT Used Less in Black Prostate Cancer Patients

IMRT Used Less in Black Prostate Cancer Patients

African American patients are less likely than Caucasians to receive intensity-modulated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer.

Testosterone Nasal Gel Effective for Hypogonadism, Low Side Effects

Testosterone Nasal Gel Effective for Hypogonadism, Low Side Effects

Three doses of testosterone nasal gel may help normalize testosterone levels in men with hypogonadism.

FDA Adds CVD Warning to Testosterone Replacement

FDA Adds CVD Warning to Testosterone Replacement

Prescription testosterone product labels must now include warnings about the possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, says FDA.

Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

Meta-analysis shows that use of medication is associated with an 18% lower risk.

Nerve Wrap May Hasten Potency Return

Nerve Wrap May Hasten Potency Return

The average time to return of continence and potency following prostatectomy was significantly shorter in the allograft than no-allograft group.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Central Obesity in Middle-Aged Men

Sleep Disorders Linked to Central Obesity in Middle-Aged Men

Among the overweight men, the groups with sleep disorders had higher fat mass in the trunk and android regions.

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