Articles of Interest

The articles listed here represent a broad spectrum of topics – likely not all will apply to your need to know, but we hope you do find some of particular interest.

We thank Jim Barney & Keith Braganza of PCS Toronto for providing this information

NCCN Releases COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Patients With Cancer

Same-Day Robotic Urologic Surgery During the COVID-19 Crisis Not Riskier

An unexpected, and novel, target for prostate cancer: Our biological clock

Prostatepedia November 2020 Volume 6 No. 2 P1 Immuno-Oncology and PARP Inhibition

Correlation analysis of prostate cancer incidence and mortality worldwide, in Europe and in Bulgaria

World Cancer Day: Prostate Cancer Is An Old Man’s Disease, Affects Libido & Other Myths Busted

First patient dosed with therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine

Provider Preferences for Prostate Cancer: Medical Oncologists vs Urologists

Op-Ed: Black Men, ‘PSA Prison,’ and the Tuskegee Legacy

What African-Americans and Other Minorities Need to Know About Their Risks for Cancer

Detroit doctor’s research into prostate cancer saves lives

Insight Into Why a Prostate Cancer Therapy Works Better for Black Men

Study: Immune cell makes prostate cancer therapy work better for Black men

Why Black Men Benefit From Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Why Black men’s prostate cancer may be more responsive to immunotherapy

Addressing the biological causes of racial disparities in prostate cancer

Genomic Data Advances Precision Medicine for Prostate Cancer

A Systematic Review of the Decipher® Genomic Classifier in Prostate Cancer

Genomic test helps estimate risk of prostate cancer metastasis, death

Genomic Data Advances Precision Medicine for Prostate Cancer

FUS Ablation Feasible for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

MRI May Have a Role in Community-Based Prostate Cancer Screening

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Prevails in PRECISE Trial

Short, Noncontrast MRI, A Potential Screening Tool for Prostate Cancer

Short MRI Protocol Could Be Alternative for Prostate Cancer Follow-Up

MRI and Targeted Biopsy as Accurate as Current Standard for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Why Prostate Cancer Therapy Works Better for Some Men

Prostate cancer: it won’t be ignored

All I heard was ‘cancer’ One man’s journey with BRCA2

Prostate cancer: Stomach pain, constipation or blood in stools are signs not to ignore

Erleada-ADT Combo Found to Prolong Survival, Delay Cancer Worsening

Noxopharm study ‘heralds new era’ in treatment of late stage prostate cancer

Researchers Identify Molecular Determinants of Apalutamide Response in Nonmetastatic CRPC

Liquid Biopsy Demonstrates Clinical Utility in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers analyze overall survival rate of prostate cancer patients treated with melatonin

Pelvic Radiotherapy Bests Prostate Only Radiotherapy for Disease Free Survival in Prostate Cancer

New prostate cancer scan ‘could replace invasive exam and save lives’

Real-World Treatment Patterns and Health Outcomes in Patients with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)

Application of a novel machine learning framework for predicting non-metastatic prostate cancer-specific mortality in men using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database

Targeting MAPK4 enzyme may provide therapy for prostate cancer

New ways to test for prostate cancer

What Are the Stages of Prostate Cancer?

Reductions in PSA Screening Associated With Increased Incidence of Prostate Cancer in US

Radical Prostatectomy for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: Incidence and Cost

Radiotherapy’s Role in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clarified

Urine test accurate alternative to invasive biopsies in prostate cancer detection, study finds

Urine test accurately flags prostate cancer

Dr Ashley Ross on the Potential for Targeted Therapies Earlier in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Katherine Virgo, PhD, on Updated ASCO Prostate Cancer Guidelines

Dr Tward Discusses CCR Scores Accurately Guiding Treatment for Prostate Cancer

A 76-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Castrate-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Clinician-Facing Decision Tool to Promote Access to Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Study shows efficacy of radionuclide therapy–immunotherapy combination in prostate cancer model

Experts Attribute Higher Incidence of Metastatic Prostate Cancer in the US to Fewer PSA Screenings

Study: New Prostate Cancer Test Could Avoid Unnecessary Biopsies

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Paradigm Continues to Flourish With Recent Progress

Transdermal oestradiol for androgen suppression in prostate cancer: long-term cardiovascular outcomes from the randomised Prostate Adenocarcinoma Transcutaneous Hormone (PATCH) trial programme

A Cancer Survivor Embraces a New Career as a ‘Sit-Down Comedian’

Camel antibodies can fight prostate cancer, study shows

Dogs that can smell prostate cancer could inspire ‘robotic noses’

Scientists: Dogs Can Detect Most Lethal Forms of Prostate Cancer

Learning from prostate cancer-detecting dogs to improve diagnostic tests

Dog-inspired approach may improve prostate cancer diagnosis, study finds

Dogs from Milton Keynes charity trained to sniff out prostate cancer

Continuing cabazitaxel beyond 10 cycles for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer: is there a benefit?

Treatment-emergent neuroendocrine prostate cancer with a germline BRCA2 mutation: identification of a candidate reversion mutation associated with platinum/PARP-inhibitor resistance

Prospective, Single-Arm Trial Evaluating Changes in Uptake Patterns on Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)-Targeted (18)F-DCFPyL PET/CT in Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Starting Abiraterone or Enzalutamide

Understanding the tumor-immune microenvironment in prostate cancer

Proteomic analyses Identify Major Vault Protein as a Prognostic Biomarker for Fatal Prostate Cancer

Treating the patient and not just the cancer: therapeutic burden in prostate cancer

Treatment-Emergent Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer: A Clinicopathological and Immunohistochemical Analysis of 94 Cases

Modulating the unfolded protein response with ONC201 to impact on radiation response in prostate cancer cells

Patient-derived xenografts and organoids model therapy response in prostate cancer

Bone Metastases Affect Survival Benefit of Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer

BRG1 knockdown inhibits proliferation through multiple cellular pathways in prostate cancer

Selenium nanoparticles inhibit tumor metastasis in prostate cancer through upregulated miR-155-5p-related pathway

The value of information and support: Experiences among patients with prostate cancer

The role of opiorphin genes in prostate cancer growth and progression

The epithelial-mesenchymal transition regulators Twist, Slug, and Snail are associated with aggressive tumour features and poor outcome in prostate cancer patients

miR-21 inhibition reverses doxorubicin-resistance and inhibits PC3 human prostate cancer cells proliferation

SChLAP1 promotes prostate cancer development through interacting with EZH2 to mediate promoter methylation modification of multiple miRNAs of chromosome 5 with a DNMT3a-feedback loop

Recent articles related to prostate cancer – DIET/EXERCISE 2021-02-21

Exercise, mental health, fitness, obesity, Mediterranean diet, prostate cancer, smoking, breast cancer, minorities, surgery

Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Beneficial in Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

Mediterranean Diet May Help Men With Prostate Cancer

Cancer Recovery Diet: Foods to Include in Your Diet After Cancer Treatment

Cauliflower vs Broccoli: Which one’s a healthier vegetable?

Stepping out against prostate cancer

Your Daily Cups of Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer, Research Shows

Is coffee actually good for you? Here’s the latest research

Drinking green tea daily can increase natural anti-cancer protein, destroy malignant cells

5 Recent Diet and Exercise News and Updates That Cancer Survivors, Patients May Have Missed

Exercise now proven to have mental health benefits for prostate cancer

Heart health … Prostate health: A unique partnership

Cardiorespiratory Fitness May Affect Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Cancer Prevention Facts and Fiction: What the Experts Say

Regular Exercise And 4 Other Lifestyle Measures That Can Help You Be Cancer-Free, As Per WHO

Although Many of Us Don’t Love the Idea of It, Exercise Can Help Reduce the Effects of Lymphedema

Psychological distress in men with prostate cancer undertaking androgen deprivation therapy: modifying effects of exercise from a year-long randomized controlled trial.

Project aims to develop prostate cancer rehabilitation programme

How to look after your health through the decades

Dietary Factors and Prostate Cancer Development, Progression, and Reduction

Cytotoxic Effect of Hydroxytyrosol and Its Semisynthetic Derivatives against Prostate Cancer Cells

Exploration of biomarkers from a pilot weight management study for men undergoing radical prostatectomy

Dietary Factors and Prostate Cancer Development, Progression, and Reduction

Impact of a Home-Based Exercise Program on Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers in Men with Prostate Cancer

Effects of a Home-Based Exercise Program on Inflammatory Cytokines and Functional Capacity in Men with Prostate Cancer Under Active Surveillance

Synergistic Effect of Exercise and Phellodendron Amurense on Muscle Mass Preservation in a Prostate Cancer Mouse Model

Fitness and prostate cancer screening, incidence, and mortality: Results from the Henry Ford Exercise Testing (FIT) Project

Psychological distress in men with prostate cancer undertaking androgen deprivation therapy: modifying effects of exercise from a year-long randomized controlled trial

Patient Fitness for Surgery

Effects of high-intensity training on prostate cancer-induced cardiac atrophy


Targeted Oncology

PROSTATEPEDIA Conversations About Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Urology Times

The Guardian


Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand

Science Daily

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer

News Now


Oncology Nurse Advisor


Prostate Cancer Advisor

Prostate Cancer News Today Feed


News Medical


Cancer Network

Renal & Urology News



Prostate Cancer Advisor


Medical Xpress



Prostate Cancer Related On-Line Presentations and References

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

Canada-Wide Calendar of Events

On the Prostate Cancer Support Canada website you will find a CALENDAR that shows all of the events being offered by local support groups across Canada. If you enter “Ontario” in the Search field when you open the calendar to see only Ontario events, or leave it blank to see the variety of events across the country that are available to you. Including “National” ones.

Just click on the blue “Calendar” above to link to it directly

Note that the calendar starts with Pacific time zones but you can use the “PST8PDT button to change to Eastern Time (it shows as “America/Toronto/ local time zone”) There is a three hour difference

National events of Prostate Cancer Support Canada are in red

Some Events Not Yet on the Calendar will be noted here:

Useful General Information About Prostate Cancer

The Canadian Cancer Society has produced two You Tube videos that are very useful for those with a new interest in this subject.

More basic information on Diagnostic Processes uesd to determine the condition of the patient’s cancer both in initial diagnosis and on-going treatment

Please note the contact instructions are mentioned in most of these postings below, any missing ones will be added as they become available.

ALSO  Catch Up if you missed these:

Prostate Cancer Support Toronto Awareness Night Videos

Nov. 2020 “There is Sex after Prostate Cancer”;

Dr. Stephen Holzapfel, MD, CCFP, FCFP

U. S. FDA approves PSMA/PET scans

U. S. FDA approves daily oral pill as alternative to ADT injections

Exercise – motivation for your New Year Resolutions

Prostate Cancer Foundation (US): an excellent, up-to-date comprehensive guide to prostate cancer and its treatment

You can access the updated PDF version of the Prostate Cancer Patient Guide here. 


Rebuilding PCS Durham

With a major change to the structure of our support groups, as we learned that Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) would no longer exist as a stand-alone entity, but would be absorbed into the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), we were faced with several challenges. These have now been resolved and the result is of the development of Prostate Cancer Support Canada. PCSC, established through support from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of B.C. has established a new network of support groups across Canada, and has enabled provision of an extensive array of educational materials, and other services to our groups.
One significant past role was maintaining a register, on the internet, of the support groups across the country which allowed men and their caregivers to find local help in their experience with this, the most common form of cancer in Canadian men. This function has been re-established through the website of Prostate Cancer Support Canada which now lists groups in every Province in Canada.
We can assure you that support in Durham Region continues to be available to those who need us year round and despite the effects of the pandemic. We’re just a phone call away.



Currently there are no planned public meetings of our Durham support group

We assure you that one on one peer support remains available by contacting us directly. Just go to Contact Us above.

However we are also posting news of on-line events that are available to our members from within our overall Prostate Cancer Support family – Simply go to Events on this site for information on these events from other groups.