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FDA Approves New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer For Men With PSA Levels Just Above Normal Range by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 12:21pm Perhaps this will add some additional definitive information on the PSA testing which has been in the news frequently for discussion as to whether it should be used for screening or not.  This test appears to add some additional decision making information if any actions or treatments are needed/discussed.  Last year at UCLA a new PSA testing f ... Read on »
PSA levels, prostate cancer risk, and diagnosis in the “real world” by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 12:00am For all of the academic literature and the recommendations of guideline-generating organizations on testing, diagnosis, and management of prostate cancer, urologists out in community practice may show considerable variation in their clinical practice patterns. Lawrentschuk et al. recently conducted a survey of the practice ... Read on »
Finally! Why PSA levels reflect prostate cancer progression by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 14 Jan 2011 12:00am Although we have been using PSA to monitor the progression of prostate cancer and to test for risk of prostate cancer since the 1980s, we have never known exactly how PSA levels are associated with the increased growth of prostate cancer cells in the body. A new paper by Misra et al. in today’s issue of the Journal of Biologica ... Read on »
Rapid Rise in PSA Levels a Poor Predictor of Prostate Cancer: Study by HealthFinder Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Measuring changes over time leads to unnecessary biopsies, researchers say. By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer Screening No Benefit to Older Men with Low PSA Levels by Medline Plus Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 6:00am Further testing, early cancer detection strategies more likely to do harm than good, researchers say Monday, September 13, 2010 MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Although many men are concerned about prostate cancer, a new study finds that in men aged 55 to 74 with low levels of baseline prostate-sp ... Read on »
Rising PSA levels in non-metastatic prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:41pm In this month’s online issue of Oncology, you can read a full review by Moul et al. (not just the abstract) addressing the complexities of the management of a rising PSA in men with histologically proven but non-metastatic prostate cancer, i.e., men who have failed definitive therapy for localized disease or men who are initially diagnosed wi ... Read on »
Soy milk and PSA levels in men with progresive prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 01 Mar 2010 12:00am Over the years there has been a lot of discussion, but few hard facts, about the impact of soy consumption on PSA levels in men with progressive prostate cancer. Kwan et al. have now published data from a small, prospective, Phase II study on the effects of soy milk consumption in prostate cancer patients with biochemi ... Read on »
A+PSA New Test For Prostate Cancer Is More Specific and Reduces False-Positives-Study at UCLA by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 May 2011 5:43pm The A+PSA test measures levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) as well as six specific antibodies.  Fast positives are also smaller in number, not drastically different but enough to make a difference.  The big difference is the overall accuracy which was 79 percent compared to 52 percent with just the PSA test.  Recently at UCLA ther ... Read on »
Soy, Curcumin & Prostate Cancer Risk by Robert W. Posted Sun 27 Jun 2010 6:55pm     Weekly Health Update: Soy, Curcumin & Prostate Cancer Risk   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  06/27/2010 The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and ... Read on »
Thursday’s prostate cancer news: October 23, 2008 by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:41pm In addition to publication of the cryotherapy best practice guidance, other news today includes: Information about selenium levels in blood and prostate tissues An hypothesis about sex steroid-induced inflammatory events as a trigger for prostate cancer development The role of free PSA in diagnosis of prostate cancer in men with a ... Read on »