Articles matching the ‘Prostate cancer’ Category

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March 28th, 2018

Podcast 219: Digital rectal exams shouldn’t be routine in primary care

There simply isn’t enough evidence to sustain its continued use in asymptomatic men, argues our guest. Dr. Jason Profetto, senior author on an Annals of Family Medicine meta-analysis.   Links: Annals of Family Medicine abstract Physician’s First Watch coverage


November 21st, 2015

Podcast 191: The prostate screening conundrum

[Running time: 13 minutes] The 2008 and 2012 recommendations from the USPSTF regarding PSA-based prostate screening have been accompanied by drops in both the screening and detection rates of prostate cancer, two studies in JAMA find. Our guest, Dr. David Penson, wrote an editorial accompanying those studies. It attempts to put these new findings into perspective […]


March 19th, 2010

Podcast 79: Prostate cancer, patients’ consultations, and the treatments they receive

Patients who consult urologists only are more likely to get radical prostatectomy, and those who consult both urologists and radiation oncologists are more likely to get radiation. Those who see internists are more likely to receive watchful waiting. What are all these facts trying to tell us? Our conversation is with the principal authors of a […]


February 5th, 2010

Podcast 73: How best to monitor patients on androgen-deprivation therapy for cardiovascular risks?

A panel of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Urological Association issued a statement on androgen-deprivation therapy and cardiovascular risk. We’ve got an interview with the chair of the writing committee, Dr. Glenn Levine. Interview-related links: Physician’s First Watch coverage of the statement Link to the statement, as published in Circulation News-related links: […]


December 12th, 2008

Podcast 23: An interview with J. Michael Gaziano concerning two JAMA studies on the uselessness of dietary supplements in preventing prostate cancer

A week with just a few notable stories, one of which is about using supplements like vitamin C or selenium to prevent prostate cancer. We interview J. Michael Gaziano about two studies in JAMA on that topic. Have a listen, and if you want to react to any of this, call 1-617-440-4374. Links for this […]


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