An unexpected, and novel, target for prostate cancer – our biological clock

PHILADELPHIA – Our biological or circadian clock synchronizes all our bodily processes to the natural rhythms of light and dark. It’s no wonder then that disrupting the clock can wreak havoc on our body. In fact, studies have shown that when circadian rhythms are disturbed through sleep deprivation, jet lag, or shift work, there is […]

Mediterranean diet may decrease risk of prostate cancer progression — ScienceDaily

In a study to examine a Mediterranean diet in relation to prostate cancer progression in men on active surveillance, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that men with localized prostate cancer who reported a baseline dietary pattern that more closely follows the key principles of a Mediterranean-style diet fared better […]

New clues to prostate cancer

IMAGE: Flinders University Associate Professor Luke Selth, from the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute. view more  Credit: The Hospital Research Foundation Australian research has identified a new mechanism in which prostate cancer cells can ‘switch’ character and become resistant to therapy. These findings, just published in Cell Reports, are an important development in unravelling how […]

Study examines health literacy and shared decision-making in prostate cancer screening

New research examines the dynamics between men’s health literacy, their discussions with their doctors, and their decisions on whether to get tested for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a potential marker of prostate cancer. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Controversy exists over PSA testing for […]

Association between African American race, clinical outcomes in men treated for low-risk prostate cancer with active surveillance

What The Study Did: This observational study estimates the 10-year risk for disease progression, surgery, metastasis, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality among African American men with low-risk prostate cancer managed with active surveillance. ### Authors: Brent S. Rose, M.D., of the VHA San Diego Health Care System and the University of California San Diego School of […]

Greater prostate cancer incidence; mortality among Black men linked to genetic alterations

Bottom Line: Prostate cancer tumors from African American men had higher frequencies of certain genetic alterations that may be associated with aggressive disease, compared with prostate cancer tumors from white men. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Jianfeng Xu, DrPH, Vice […]