Initial treatment choice for prostate cancer doesn’t affect mental health outcomes

Depression and other mental health outcomes are similar for men choosing different options for initial treatment of localized prostate cancer, reports a study in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. “However, our research identifies several characteristics linked to declines in emotional well-being after starting prostate cancer […]

Statin use affects prostate cancer screening results

Prostate cancer screening results differ in men taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs compared with non-users, a study conducted at Tampere University in Finland finds. In statin users, screening did not increase the incidence of prostate cancer as it did in other men. The study found the clearest difference in low-risk cancer, which is often over diagnosed due to screening. The number […]

New insights into androgen’s action could boost battle against prostate cancer

Researchers at UVA Cancer Center have unveiled important new insights into how hormones known as androgens act on our cells — and the discovery could boost efforts to develop better treatments for prostate, ovarian and breast cancers. The findings shed light on how androgens interact with their receptors inside cells to affect gene activity. This process is important in both […]