Home urine test could ‘revolutionize diagnosis’

  A new pilot study concludes that at-home urine tests could make prostate cancer diagnoses shorter, simpler, and possibly even more accurate. Prostate cancer is common, affecting nearly half of males over 50. However, it tends to develop slowly, and in many cases, health professionals do not consider it clinically significant. In other words, it is not likely to shorten...Read More

Long-term study shows most prostate cancer patients don’t need aggressive treatment

  Nearly 30 years after it began, a study of prostate cancer patients shows both that the disease will not cause harm to the majority of men who have it, and that aggressive treatment is warranted for men with an intermediate risk of spread. The nuanced results come from a new update to a landmark study, published Wednesday in the New...Read More

Diagnosed with prostate cancer? Four big mistakes men are making

  It’s not the news you wanted to hear from your doctor—“You have prostate cancer.” Fortunately, as with 97% of men diagnosed with this cancer, it hasn’t spread to other parts of your body. Whew. Even better news: Your cancer is classified as “low risk,” which means your risk of dying from it over the next 15 years is less than...Read More

Gleason Grade Progression Is ‘Uncommon’

  The phenomenon of Gleason grade progression "is not a major feature of prostate cancer."  The news may provide some reassurance to men with prostate cancer with lower Gleason grades who are considering active surveillance as an initial management approach, say the study authors, led by Kathryn Penney, ScD, instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate epidemiologist at the...Read More