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Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

Dual use of both drugs significantly reduced the risk of biochemical prostate cancer recurrence after radical surgery.

Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified

Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified

Diagnostic usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion targeted prostate biopsy optimized in PSA level of 5.2 ng/mL or higher.

Prolonged Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Raises Fracture Risk

Prolonged Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Raises Fracture Risk

Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for more than 1 year is associated with a 2.5 times higher odds of fracture in prostate cancer patients.

BRCA Carriers Face Worse Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment

BRCA Carriers Face Worse Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Compared with noncarriers, BRCA carriers experience metastatic prostate cancer sooner and have shorter survival.

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetic Men

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetic Men

Low total testosterone was associated with increased odds of greater carotid intima-media thickness and odds of endothelial dysfunction.

Laser Surgery Gaining on Transurethral Resection (TURP) for Enlarged Prostate

Laser Surgery Gaining on Transurethral Resection (TURP) for Enlarged Prostate

From 2000 to 2011, transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) decreased and laser procedures increased.

Early Prostate Cancer Post-Operation PSA Values Useful

Early Prostate Cancer Post-Operation PSA Values Useful

PSA levels at day 30 found to predict biochemical relapse risk in men with positive surgical margins.

Blacks with Recurrent Prostate Cancer More Likely To Regret Treatment

Blacks with Recurrent Prostate Cancer More Likely To Regret Treatment

Racial differences in prostate cancer (PCa) treatment regret more pronounced among those without sexual problems.

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Outcomes Worse in Smokers

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Outcomes Worse in Smokers

Patients who smoke during external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) are at increased risk of distant metastases and dying from prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Fathering of dizygotic twins, a marker of high fertility, was not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Surgery Linked to High Lipids

Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Surgery Linked to High Lipids

Abnormal triglyceride levels found to increase the post-radical prostatectomy risk of biochemical relapse by 35%.

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher After External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) than Surgery

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher After External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) than Surgery

Mortality was greater with external beam radiotherapy across treatment-specific nomograms for predicting biochemical recurrence.

In Black Prostate Cancer Patients, Active Surveillance Safe

In Black Prostate Cancer Patients, Active Surveillance Safe

Researchers confident in this approach because candidates for active surveillance are a heavily screened population.

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Widely Used

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Widely Used

Growth in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) use especially pronounced among surgeons at urban hospitals.

Smoking Raises Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Smoking Raises Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Meta-analysis shows that the risk is increased 20% with each 20 cigarettes smoked per day.

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