Tag Archives: Prostate

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Prostate genes make it easier to detect cancer early

This doesn’t sound like much – the recent discovery of another 17 genes that raise the chances of developing prostate cancer – when we already know of six that do the same thing. But it’s a British research ­breakthrough that promises to improve prostate cancer diagnosis. The point is these extra 17 genes, which substantially… Read More »

For Black Men With Prostate Cancer, Equal Access Means Equal Outcomes

Equal access to care and standardized treatment result in similar outcomes among white and Black men with prostate cancer, suggest new findings published in JAMA Oncology, reports Healio. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially more aggressive forms, and more likely to die of the disease than white men. But… Read More »

Black Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Live Longer Thanks to New Hormone Therapies

Prostate cancer has historically been more common, more aggressive and more lethal in African-American men compared with other racial groups. But new findings presented at the 2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium reveal that Black men with advanced prostate cancer treated with newer hormone therapies lived 20 percent longer than their white counterparts, reports the American Society… Read More »