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20th Anniversary Video

by jroth on December 2, 2016

November 2014 Awareness Night – 20th Anniversary Celebration Watch this video of our 20th anniversary celebration: A bit of history from our founding as Man to Man to our joining the Prostate Cancer Canada Network Congratulatory messages from the medical community Our position on PSA testing as presented by PCC’s President and CEO Rocco Rossi […]

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The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, saying they had been expecting a survival rate of 90 percent. This article is hopeful, but leaves questions.  It’s […]

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A peek behind the curtain: pathologists are the most important doctors you’ll never meet

October 23, 2016

Unlike your GP, urologist, and oncologist, pathologists are not docs that you choose and you’ll likely never meet them. They are associated with labs and with medical practices. They rarely meet patients or speak to them. In fact, in some areas pathologists are barred from speaking to patients. An interview with Dr. Les Raff, head […]

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High PSA levels in middle-age men could indicate higher risk for prostate cancer

October 23, 2016

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that men who have higher-than-normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in middle age are more likely to have fatal prostate cancer later in life. Read the article here.

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Acne Bacteria Plays A Role In Prostate Cancer

October 23, 2016

In a Swedish study, a bacterial species, Propionibacterium acnes, was found in 60 per cent of the prostate cancer biopsies, as opposed to 26 per cent of the controls. Read the article here.

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Preventing Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer: New Model Identifies Ideal Patients for Active Surveillance

October 23, 2016

A new care model for patients with low-risk prostate cancer may help prevent disease overtreatment. This evidence-based approach uses best practices to select patients to avoid disease overtreatment. Results from a 3-year study recently published in Urology indicate that active surveillance (AS) rates nearly doubled after this model was adopted. Read the article here.

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PSA test best at predicting lethal prostate cancer, study says

October 23, 2016

Prostate specific antigen, or PSA, tests correctly predicted whether a man would have lethal prostate cancer later in life more than three-quarters of the time, researchers at Harvard University report in a new study. Read the article here.

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Hamilton study a “game changer” for prostate cancer treatment

October 23, 2016

A “game changer” study has concluded many prostate cancer patients need half as much radiation treatment as currently given. Ontario hospitals are already starting to change treatment to four weeks from the standard eight because of the study led by Hamilton’s Juravinski and Toronto’s Princess Margaret cancer centres. Read the article here.

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Early assessment, drug switch improves cancer treatment

October 23, 2016

Metastatic prostate cancer patients respond better to treatment when they switch to different drugs in the absence of an optimal initial response, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. Read the article here.

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Laser ablation becomes increasingly viable treatment for prostate cancer

October 23, 2016

Up until now, capturing an image of a prostate cancer has been difficult because prostate tissue and tumor tissue are so similar. Precise, non-invasive surgical treatment has proved difficult as a result. Now UCLA researchers report that prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat. Read the article […]

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