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Current statin use is inversely associated with the risk for lethal prostate cancer

Current Statin Use May Lower Risk for Lethal Prostate Cancer

Strong inverse association found for PTEN-null cancer but not for PTEN-intact cancers
Systematic prostate-specific antigen screening is advised for men who are carriers of the BRCA2 mutation

Study Supports PSA Screening for Male BRCA2 Carriers

Further follow-up needed to assess benefit of PSA screening in male BRCA1 mutation carriers
Patients with breast or prostate cancer who are obese score higher in psychosocial problem-related distress than nonobese patients

Cancer Patients With Obesity Show Poorer Psychosocial Health

Among breast cancer and prostate cancer patients, scores for distress higher for obese than nonobese
For three commercial panels for prostate cancer prognosis

Racial Differences Found in Gene Panels for Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Gene expression differs for European-American men, African-American men for three commercial panels
Receiving care at a multidisciplinary clinic facilitates adherence to evidence-based national treatment guidelines for prostate cancer

More Appropriate Prostate Cancer Tx Seen at Multidisciplinary Clinic

Patients with low-risk disease more likely to receive nondefinitive therapy at MultiD clinic versus SEER
Plant-based diets are associated with a decreased or unchanged risk for prostate cancer

Dietary Patterns May Possibly Be Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk

Plant-based diets might lower risk, animal-based diets containing dairy might raise risk for prostate cancer
Observation should be the standard approach after a prostatectomy for men with localized prostate cancer

Many Can Avoid RT After Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

Progression-free survival no different at five years when radiotherapy is used only if the cancer returns
A targeted radiotherapy technique can substantially cut treatment time for prostate cancer without increasing gastrointestinal or genitourinary acute toxicity

SBRT Shortens Tx for Prostate Cancer Without Greater Toxicity

Ultra-hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy cuts treatment from two months to two weeks
Men fathering children through assisted reproduction techniques rather than natural conception have an increased risk for prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Risk Higher in Men Receiving Fertility Treatment

Men who undergo assisted reproduction have higher risk for prostate cancer, early-onset disease
Elderly prostate cancer patients with preexisting cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) using abiraterone acetate or enzalutamide have higher short-term mortality compared with their counterparts without CVDs

Comorbid CVD May Up Mortality With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Seniors with preexisting cardiovascular diseases have higher risk for short-term mortality with AA, ENZ