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

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Daniel W. Lin, MD-2023 Barringer Medal Recipient

  The Benjamin Stockwell Barringer Medal was first offered in 1953 by Mrs. Barringer in memory of her late husband, the originator of the trans-perineal radioactive seed implant for prostate cancer. The medal is to be presented periodically to a…

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Benefits of a plant-based diet

Higher adherence to a plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for prostate cancer progression and recurrence. As part of the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE), researchers from the University of California, San Francisco analyzed…

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Dairy is Scary

Dairy foods, calcium intake, and risk of incident prostate cancer A prospective cohort study of 28,737 men who completed food frequency questionnaires and then were followed for cancer incidence by tracking them in cancer registries compared men in the bottom…

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Racial disparities in Black men with prostate cancer

The incidence of prostate cancer is continually increasing. Black men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer; they have the highest prostate cancer incidence in the United States with earlier presentation, more aggressive disease, and higher mortality rates versus White men….

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PCASP: The Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Project

Prostate cancer is a major public health problem causing considerable side effects, suffering, death, and healthcare costs. The early treatment of clinically localized disease decreases prostate cancer deaths, but over-treatment of all early-stage patients results in unnecessary adverse side effects…

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Analysis of prostate cancer deaths

More of the prostate cancer deaths occurred in men initially diagnosed with Gleason  6 (low-grade) than in those diagnosed with Gleason 7 (high-grade). Prostate cancer is sometimes portrayed as a “toothless tiger,” and it is said that “Every man will…

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Prostate Cancer Early Detection:

2023 National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network Guidelines   Dr. Catalona is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (NCCN) Early Prostate Cancer Detection Guideline Panel. In a recent article on which Dr. Catalona is a co- author, the…

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