QUEST informs readers of the latest advances in urologic prostate cancer research, especially detection, prevention, and treatment.

A Personal Reflection

“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow…” (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Dearest Friends, This year, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and our hearts have been touched by the wonderful expressions of warm…

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New Evidence Supports Annual PSA Test

The study looked at retrospective data from more than 400,000 men. The research team found that annual screening reduced prostate cancer deaths by 64% for men 55 to 75 years old. Men in this group also had a 24%lower risk…

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Jerry O’Neill Sails to Good Fortune

Jerry O’Neill’s PSA had been low for a long time, but in 2015 it began to rise above 4. He was 77 years old, and his doctor recommended he have an MRI scan. That scan revealed prostate cancer. Jerry credits…

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Higher Risk of Bladder Cancer After Radiation Therapy

The study used data on 84,397 men. Radiation therapy patients had higher rates of developing bladder cancer. After 5 years, 1.26% of patients who underwent radiation developed bladder cancer, compared to 0.75% of men who had radical prostatectomies. After 10…

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