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VA clinician, Army Veteran, a world leader in prostate cancer research

I’m involved in prostate cancer basic research and new drug development. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in Veterans. About 35,000 Veterans with prostate cancer receive treatment in the VA system.

By |September 10th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on VA clinician, Army Veteran, a world leader in prostate cancer research

‘STARPORT’ trial probes new approach for aggressive prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Veterans in VA. It accounts for nearly a third of cancer diagnoses. Prostate cancer is often found early and cured with treatments such as surgery or radiation. But some patients’ cancer spreads and becomes life-threatening.

By |August 16th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on ‘STARPORT’ trial probes new approach for aggressive prostate cancer

Genetic testing – the new standard in treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Genetic testing looks for variations in a person’s genes. Finding gene variations can help with decisions about cancer treatment. Finding gene variations can also help to understand why cancer developed and how best to find cancers early or to prevent them altogether.

By |July 6th, 2021|Research|2 Comments

Review: For many men with prostate cancer, surgery risks outweigh potential benefits

The researchers conducted a systematic review of 67 studies to compare the effectiveness of watchful waiting versus radical prostatectomy, along with several other treatments. The review is one of the first studies to look at very long-term results.

By |April 2nd, 2021|Research|5 Comments

Desert Storm Veteran in new battle with prostate cancer

Today at age 56, Atkinson is fighting another battle—this time a case of aggressive prostate cancer. Thanks to treatment at the VA Portland Health Care System, his condition has improved dramatically in recent months through precision oncology—the molecular profiling of tumors to identify targetable alterations that can be treated therapeutically. Most recently, his PSA level had plummeted to 0.2, after a high of 115 in December.

By |March 5th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on Desert Storm Veteran in new battle with prostate cancer

Study: PTSD raises suicide risk for those with prostate cancer

Conversely, the researchers concluded that men with prostate cancer and PTSD may have been at lower risk of death from non-suicidal causes due to favorable physical health resulting from greater health care use and early diagnosis of localized—or low-risk—cancer.

By |March 3rd, 2021|Research|2 Comments

A Veteran’s Call to Action: Take Charge, Know Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

VA teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to encourage men (and their families) to better understand prostate cancer risk and taking proactive measures to protect their health.

By |January 1st, 2021|Health, VSO / Partners|3 Comments

VA pathologist created scoring system that predicts aggressiveness of prostate cancer

Dr. Donald Gleason, who served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, devised the scoring system in the 1960s while working at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

By |November 5th, 2020|Research|Comments Off on VA pathologist created scoring system that predicts aggressiveness of prostate cancer

VA scientists race to determine effectiveness of prostate cancer drug for COVID-19 patients

VA researchers will be testing the prostate cancer drug degarelix for treating nearly 200 COVID-19 patients at VA medical centers.

By |May 26th, 2020|Coronavirus, Research|4 Comments

Report: Black and white Veterans with prostate cancer report similar outcomes

A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense found similar survival rates among black and white patients with prostate cancer receiving care at VA.

By |March 10th, 2020|Health, Research|7 Comments
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