“The Talk” is not about the birds and the bees; it’s about talking to your sons and daughters about possibly inheriting genes that predispose them to prostate and breast cancer. View video.
Benefits of PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Substantially Greater than Generally Appreciated The benefits of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen men for prostate cancer may be greater than the harm, say investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. While organizations such as the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Academy of Family Physicians have been lukewarm or opposed to the routine use of the PSA test, in a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the investigators demonstrate that these recommendations …
A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo distinct but subtle changes when cancer is present in the body. Read the article.
July 2019 Awareness Night Imaging in Prostate Cancer, The Whats, Wheres, Whys and Whens Dr. Chirag Patel,]BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, FRCR Asst Prof., U. of Toronto Dept of Medical Imaging Site Lead, U. of Toronto Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program Abdominal Radiologist and Head of Abdominal Imaging Division, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Dept of Medical Imaging CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 1:06:02 minutes <
The PSA has allowed us to detect cancer at an earlier stage, and it has reduced the number of men with widespread metastasis from 40 per cent to less than five per cent. Too much ink and angst have been spilled in debating whether the PSA blood test should be used to screen for prostate cancer. Read the article.
September 2019 Awareness Night Prostate Cancer and the Genes You Are Born With Dr. Neil Fleshner, MD, MPH, FRCSC Chair & Professor, University of Toronto Department of Urology Head,Division of Urology University Health Network (incorporating Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 39:59 minutes <
Cochrane reviews are structured, systematic, focused reviews of evidence in the field of medicine that either support or do not support specific forms of diagnosis and management of patients with or suspected of having particular disorders. A newly published Cochrane review by Drost et al. has addressed the topic of “Prostate MRI, with or without MRI‐targeted biopsy, and systematic biopsy for detecting prostate cancer“, and had just been published by the Cochrane Library.
March 2019 Awareness Night Prostate Cancer Genetics: Where are we now? Justin Lorentz MSc, CGC Cancer Genetic Counsellor Lead,Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) Dept of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 41:24 minutes