Announcement: Recent News from the Web

Articles from the Internet are regularly gleaned from the website and posted. An attempt is made to categorize them, as listed in the sidebar on the right. Click on the Categories widget to see the categories, and select the category of interest. They will appear on a new page in order from the most recent to the oldest. Some are from refereed scientific journals, while other are from more popular press websites. Almost all posts include a very brief description with a link to the actual article. As always, be careful about the source.

Video: “Advanced Prostate Cancer”

January 2021 Awareness Night Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer: From A(palutamide) to Z(ytiga(tm))  Dr. Urban Emmenegger, MD Medical Oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre (Div. of Medical Oncology) and Sunnybrook Research Institute (Biological Sciences Platform) Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, U. of Toronto Associate Member, Inst. of Medical Science, U. of Toronto CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 2:15:05 <

Regular Group Meetings

Regular prostate cancer support meetings are held by various groups in Ontario and other provinces.  Here is a partial list of when they occur and links to get more information: 1st Tuesday Date Speaker Topic/Subject First Tuesday Prostate Cancer Support Toronto website   Third Tuesday Prostate Cancer Support Toronto website Fourth Tuesday Burlington  

Newsletter January 2021

Awareness: The Prostate Cancer Support Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: Covid times PCC/CCS amalgamation Apology to Bill Mandel Phil Segal steps down Jan. Awareness Night – Dr. Urban Emmenegger – via Zoom North York Harvest Food Bank Thank you to our sponsors Support group update Awareness Newsletter celebrating 20 years Ask the health team – Dr. Dean Elterman Year-End Message from the Co-chairs On going projects and general information Read it by clicking the link below to open the pdf file: Jan_2021_Newsletter

The EUPROMS study

Europa Uomo’s unique study examining quality of life after treatment for prostate cancer You can read about our EUPROMS study and download the whole EUPROMS presentation at here. Specific sections can be accessed by click on them below: General findings about quality of life Findings about discomfort, tiredness and insomnia Findings about mental health Findings about sexual function Findings about urinary incontinence Key messages

Baseline prostate-specific antigen compared with median prostate-specific antigen for age group as predictor of prostate cancer risk in men younger than 60 years old

Abstract Objectives Limited data are available concerning the extent to which the initial prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurement in men younger than age 60 predicts for the risk of prostate cancer (CaP) and how this compares to other known risk factors. Methods From 1991 to 2001, 13,943 men younger than 60 years old participated in a CaP screening study. Men aged 40 to 49 years were eligible for the study if they had a positive family history or African-American heritage, and men older than 50 years were screened without respect to risk factors. The CaP detection rate, PSA velocity, pathologic features, …

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PSA Testing Recomendations

The PSA test is the best way to detect prostate cancer at an early stage when there are more treatment options and the chance of survival is the highest. Read the Canadian Cancer Society’s recommendations here. This is an update from previous positions.  It was possibly brought about by the merger with Prostate Cancer Canada.

The Swinging Pendulum of PSA Screening

Tide of opinion turning again In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — a powerful, voluntary group that sets guidelines for primary care physicians — came out against the mass screening of healthy men with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests for the early detection of prostate cancer. That statement, which was somewhat reversed in 2018, has lived on and continues to fuel hot debates over the use of screening and whether the guidelines themselves caused more harm than benefit. And there likely will be more arguments in the years ahead as medical groups conduct uptakes on guidelines and …

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Five Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle After Prostate Cancer Treatment Ends

Making healthier lifestyle choices can help improve your overall health and well-being. And some research suggests that men who follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly have better outcomes after prostate cancer treatment. If your lifestyle before your diagnosis and treatment wasn’t particularly healthy, you can look at this time as an opportunity to get on the right track. Read the article.

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