Category Archives: 2016

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Prostate Biopsy from Johns Hopkins

An excellent 3-minute video from Dr. H. Ballentine Carter, Professor of Urology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins, describes the use of MRI to view the prostate one day prior to performing a standard ultrasound-guided biopsy. The video speaks for itself more »

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Using Ginseng for Cancer-Related Fatigue

The following is a summary of an article written by Mark Moyad M.D., Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Complementary & Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center. It was published in the August 2016 issue of Prostate Insights from the more »

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Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer Should Consider Genetic Testing

In the light of recent discoveries (recently posted on this website) that some advanced prostate cancer patients harbor specific genetic mutations, a recent study summarized in the July 7th National Library of Medicine MedLine Plus suggested that testing for inherited more »

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Anxiety!!!!

Three weeks ago, a good friend called me from his vacation to say his PSA had jumped from 4-5 to 8-9 within a few months. My friend was a Christian who definitely had a personal relationship with God through Jesus more »

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High Prostate Cancer Risk Linked to Inherited Mutations in DNA-Repair Genes.

Mutations in DNA-repair genes, including the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, are involved in an inherited high risk of prostate cancer and, potentially, the risk of an aggressive cancer, according to researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. more »

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Custersin Fails to Improve Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

The Phase 3 AFFINITY Trial failed to met its primary endpoint of significantly improved overall survival in men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) being treated with custirsen, the therapy’s maker, OncoGenex announced. The international, randomized, open-label study evaluated 634 men more »

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More News and Video on Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

To understand better the benefits of vitamin D, watch this video shared by the Prostate Cancer Research Institute where Dr. Charles Myers, a medical oncologist and prostate cancer patient himself, talks about the use of vitamin D, how patients can more »

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What Did I Learn After My July 3rd Post? God’s Grace Is Sufficient!!

Please allow me to share lessons learned after my July 3rd post where I concluded that in the midst of unexpected results, I still believed wholeheartedly in God’s plan and faithfulness for my life especially as related to health issues. more »

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PSA Testing Do-Overs

If your doctor suspects you may have prostate cancer because of an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, you might want to ask for a repeat PSA test to confirm the results, says a new Canadian study. It could save you more »

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Potential Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Using Urine Biomarker Protein Signatures.

A recent study revealed protein biomarker combinations in urine that are unique to prostate cancer and 2 of its stages.  A team from the University Health Network in Toronto Canada analyzed urine samples from 50 patients with prostate cancer — 37 with more »

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