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Movember Prostate Cancer Take-Away

21 November 2012

Movember has taken the world by storm and ‘stache. Each November it is a great pleasure to watch the world come together, turning a global eye toward prostate cancer, testicular cancer, lung cancer, and a host of other men’s health issues.

Enlarged Prostate: What is it? What are the treatments?

23 October 2012

The enlarging of the prostate gland occurs naturally as men age. Unfortunately, this process can press on the urethra and result in nuisance side effects including urination and bladder problems…

New Study Establishes Link Between Smoking and Prostate Cancer

28 June 2011

Recently the FDA unveiled new anti-smoking imagery that will be required to be displayed on cigarette packages by September 2012.  These images have caused some controversy due to their graphic nature and have raised questions regarding their effectiveness.  As an example, one of these images shows a man holding a cigarette, with smoke coming from […]

FDA Warning Issued about 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors (Avodart, Proscar, Propecia)

20 June 2011

Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning about the increased risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer while taking 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARI), such as dutasteride and finasteride.  These drugs are frequently used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland […]

Robotic Surgery at Second Annual Rambam Summit in Haifa, Israel

20 June 2011

I recently returned from Israel after having attended the second annual Rambam Summit at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. This summit was attended by esteemed physicians, scientists, economists, academics and politicians from Israel and abroad. While the main theme of this years’ two-day summit was pediatric care and Rambam’s plans for the construction of the Ruth […]

In-Depth Prostate Cancer Information Made Available in Seven Languages

2 June 2011

In the past year, I have had the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world as part of my global initiative to increase awareness of prostate cancer and robotic prostate surgery. I visited Israel in December, where I performed six live operations to demonstrate my SMART surgery technique to the country’s most skilled […]

Acetaminophen Shown to Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk by 38%

23 May 2011

An interesting study has just been released showing a possible connection between regular use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and a reduction in prostate cancer. The study, conducted by the American Cancer Society and published in the Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention journal, followed the daily medication habits of 78,485 men who were enrolled in a cancer […]

New Study Shows Survival Benefits of Prostate Removal Over Watchful Waiting

16 May 2011

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has come to a very big conclusion; one which will benefit many of the over 200,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the United States. The study, performed over the course of 15 years, has confirmed there to be a significant […]

Selenium’s Effect on Cancer Development

12 May 2011

It happens very often that a vitamin, mineral, or a combination of them in a supplement form is said to reduce the risk of cancer. Often times these are things that are found in our daily diet when eating healthy. The benefits of taking large quantities of these vitamins and minerals are often overstated, incorrect, […]

The Search for Better Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

11 April 2011

I’ve mentioned several advancements and new findings in prostate cancer screening methods over the past few months: liquid biopsy screening; the benefits of PSA screening (as well as the controversy); and even the link between balding and prostate cancer.  I also covered prostate cancer treatment options in my last post, and work hard to clear […]

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