Archive for 'Prostate Cancer Research'

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back to Basics: Prostate Cancer and Treatment Options

8 April 2011

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, with lung cancer being number one. About 1 in every 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and over 27,000 men die from it yearly. However, thanks to patient education and awareness, advancements in treatment options, and regular […]

The Truth about Pomegranate Extract and Prostate Cancer

25 February 2011

The health benefits of pomegranate juice and extract have been hotly debated.  Late last year the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against the makers of the juice POM Wonderful for broad claims that the juice helped with the treatment of different diseases such as prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and heart disease.  The FTC […]