PSA Surge With Abiraterone Has No Long-Term Impact on Outcome

PSA Surge With Abiraterone Has No Long-Term Impact on Outcome

Spike in PSA level after starting abiraterone does not affect progression-free or overall survival, study finds.

USPSTF Issues Draft PCa Screening Recommendations

USPSTF Issues Draft PCa Screening Recommendations

The US Preventive Services Task Force now suggests decisions about PSA testing should be made on an individual basis for men aged 55 to 69.

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Metastasis, Mortality Risks in CRPC

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Metastasis, Mortality Risks in CRPC

Study identifies PSADT cut-points that can aid in risk stratification of men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Black Men With High VDBP

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Black Men With High VDBP

Highest vs lowest quartile of vitamin D binding protein associated with 55% lower odds of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Progression Risk in AS Not Linked to Family History

Prostate Cancer Progression Risk in AS Not Linked to Family History

A family history of prostate cancer was not a major determinant of disease progression during active surveillance, according to a systematic review.

Earlier vs Later Prostate Cancer Recurrence Characterized

Earlier vs Later Prostate Cancer Recurrence Characterized

Pathologic Gleason scores, positive surgical margin rates, and PSA doubling times differentiate earlier from later biochemical recurrence after radical surgery.

Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

Oral PDE5 inhibitors improve sperm parameters and can treat erectile dysfunction in men.

Many Men Lack Information on PSA Screening Pros, Cons

Many Men Lack Information on PSA Screening Pros, Cons

In 2014, 33.9% of men reported that their health care providers failed to communicate the benefits and risks of PSA-based screening, an increase from 2012.

Study Finds Low Rate of AS Failure Regardless of PCa Risk

Study Finds Low Rate of AS Failure Regardless of PCa Risk

Select intermediate- and high-risk patients had no greater risks of metastases, AS failure, or interventions over a median of 4 years.

5ARIs Raise Risk of Self-Harm, Depression

5ARIs Raise Risk of Self-Harm, Depression

Study confirms small, but significant increases in the risks of these mental health problems among men taking the medication.

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

In a study, systematic biopsy detected clinically significant prostate cancer in only 3% of men with negative findings on multiparametic MRI.

Adverse Effects of Treatment for Localized PCa Clarified

Adverse Effects of Treatment for Localized PCa Clarified

Findings from 2 new studies could enable more informed patient counseling about choice of therapy.

Nerve-sparing RP May Not Raise Positive Margin Risk

Nerve-sparing RP May Not Raise Positive Margin Risk

Researchers found no evidence of worse cancer outcomes with nerve-sparing surgery.

TRT Does Not Appear to Increase PCa Risk

TRT Does Not Appear to Increase PCa Risk

A population-based study showed no association between total prostate cancer risk and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Bone Metastases Seldom Progress During Radium-223 Therapy

Bone Metastases Seldom Progress During Radium-223 Therapy

At 6 months of treatment, bone imaging showed stable disease in 94% of patients with available data, study finds.

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Cycling Does Not Impair Urinary, Sexual Function

Cycling Does Not Impair Urinary, Sexual Function

The investigators found that sexual dysfunction and urinary symptoms were no worse for cyclists than runners or swimmers.

Maximum BMI Over 2 Decades Associated With Death

Maximum BMI Over 2 Decades Associated With Death

Maximum overweight was also associated with increased cause-specific mortality, including death from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

The HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the US.

Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Research on nighttime urination usually focuses on reducing the amount of water a patient drinks, and the daily salt intake is generally not considered.

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

There was wide variation in CE among subgroups, ranging from $302 cost saving per capita to a cost of $103,200/QALY.

Exercise Better Than Drugs for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise Better Than Drugs for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Clinicians should prescribe exercise or psychological interventions as first-line treatments for CRF.

Simply Sitting Less Can Help Pts Reach Fitness Goals

Simply Sitting Less Can Help Pts Reach Fitness Goals

The total fitness plan includes strategies to reduce sedentary time through increases in physical activity among men.

Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Those without traditional cardiovascular risk factors are disproportionately prone to these cardiac diseases in the setting of alcohol abuse.

Long-Term BoNT-A Therapy Compliance Low Among Men

Long-Term BoNT-A Therapy Compliance Low Among Men

Only a quarter of men receiving injections of BoNT-A comply with the treatment long-term.

Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

The lowest prevalence of HPV among men was 28.9% for those aged 18 to 22, which increased to 46.5% in men aged 23 to 27.

Men's Health Update Cycling Does Not Impair Urinary, Sexual Function

Cycling Does Not Impair Urinary, Sexual Function

The investigators found that sexual dysfunction and urinary symptoms were no worse for cyclists than runners or swimmers.

Men's Health Update Maximum BMI Over 2 Decades Associated With Death

Maximum BMI Over 2 Decades Associated With Death

Maximum overweight was also associated with increased cause-specific mortality, including death from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

Men's Health Update Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

The HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the US.

Men's Health Update Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Research on nighttime urination usually focuses on reducing the amount of water a patient drinks, and the daily salt intake is generally not considered.

Men's Health Update USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

There was wide variation in CE among subgroups, ranging from $302 cost saving per capita to a cost of $103,200/QALY.

Men's Health Update Exercise Better Than Drugs for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise Better Than Drugs for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Clinicians should prescribe exercise or psychological interventions as first-line treatments for CRF.

Men's Health Update Simply Sitting Less Can Help Pts Reach Fitness Goals

Simply Sitting Less Can Help Pts Reach Fitness Goals

The total fitness plan includes strategies to reduce sedentary time through increases in physical activity among men.

Men's Health Update Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Those without traditional cardiovascular risk factors are disproportionately prone to these cardiac diseases in the setting of alcohol abuse.

Men's Health Update Long-Term BoNT-A Therapy Compliance Low Among Men

Long-Term BoNT-A Therapy Compliance Low Among Men

Only a quarter of men receiving injections of BoNT-A comply with the treatment long-term.

Men's Health Update Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

The lowest prevalence of HPV among men was 28.9% for those aged 18 to 22, which increased to 46.5% in men aged 23 to 27.

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