One of the most frequent questions I hear in my clinic is, “Are we making any progress?” or, “Is there anything new out there?” The answer is always yes, or more properly, YES!
To keep up on the latest information on prostate cancer I have a few suggestions for places to search on the Internet. First, you can search for prostate cancer every single day if you want and get overwhelmed using the NCBI website, PubMed. Next, you can do a search on Google Scholar which will also include abstracts and patents, as well as citations that list something like prostate cancer. (I modified the clickable link to look at “prostate cancer” for 2015). Finally, you should keep track of new treatments that are being evaluated via clinical trials by looking at Clinicaltrials.gov (link again modified to look for “prostate cancer” but you can modify to look for trials with specific agents or available in specific locations).
By posting on this blog and in other ways, many of us try to help our patients keep up on the various news alerts that circulate as well. Subscribe to this blog and you will get about one email/month from me that reflects the most pressing topic(s) I have heard about from my patients. I also highly recommend the Prostate Cancer Foundation website, which for today’s post “2015’s major advances” has an excellent list of the 2015 advances that I am hard-pressed to improve upon, including video presentations. I hope that helps and wish you all a healthy 2016, which I guarantee is going to have an avalanche of progress, beginning with the upcoming ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. I’ll try to post some of the highlights from there later this month.
This post originally appeared on prost8blog, a blog to help patients and their families understand various aspects of prostate cancer, and is republished here with permission from Dr. Glodé.