I can guess what some of you must be thinking: what do you mean, gets personal? Wasn’t prostate screening already quite personal? What, after all, could be more personal than an examining finger inserted into your…well, you know where the prostate is. Read more  read more →

They look like glowing jade necklaces of such unearthly brilliance they could be a Ming emperor’s. But if Dr. Gerardo Fernandez is right, the green fluorescent images of prostate cells could be even more valuable, at least to the thousands of men every year who unnecessarily undergo aggressive treatment for prostate cancer. Read more  read more →

A panel of experts has released a draft recommendation that men aged 55 to 69 with no sign of prostate cancer should still talk to their physicians about whether they should be screened for the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. Read more  read more →

The new recommendations for PSA tests say men ages 55 to 69 should “make an individualized decision about prostate cancer screening with their clinician.” Read more  read more →

In 2 recent reports published in the JAMA, researchers showed remarkably similar patterns for patient-reported outcomes (PROs), suggesting that prostatectomy results in worse sexual function and urinary incontinence compared with radiation and active surveillance. Read more read more →