Genomics

StartACure – Now is the Time to Step Up and Start A Cure for Prostate Cancer

Today’s post will be a little admonishment of you, my loyal readers. So, please be open-minded and think about what I have to say to you. A number of months ago I mentioned the new prostate cancer research-funding project we have embarked upon, Start A Cure (www.StartACure.com). For those of you who might have missed my announcements and my follow up many mentions, Start A Cure is what is referred to by our children and grandchildren as a crowdfunding site. The slightly tech savvy among us might know of the web pages KickStarter and Indigo, these are general crowdfunding sites [...]

An Email & A Response About Prostate Cancer & Family History

I received an email from a lady from Australia that I though would be informative to share. It discusses genetic links and risk factors for hormonally related (including prostate) cancers: HER EMAIL TO ME Hi there :) I hope you don't mind me emailing you? I'm a lady from Australia and have 3 uncles with prostate ca plus their father (my maternal grandfather) and two of his brothers. My uncles were all mid 50's at diagnosis. I noticed on a thread on the prostate ca forum where you said you had 5 uncles with the disease? What I'm trying to [...]

By | August 11th, 2013|General Information, genetics, Genomics, How We Live, Screening, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Laptop Computer Exposure Associated With Non-Thermal Effect on Sperm Quality & Maybe Prostate Cancer

Are you the kind of guy that uses his laptop computer in your lap? Many of us do this when we are in our car or even seated on our couch while we watch TV. If we don’t most of our children and granchildren do. According to research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 66th Annual Meeting, exposure to laptop computers might adversely affect male fertility by inducing DNA fragmentation and decreasing progressive motility. In this study which evaluated the effect of laptop computers receiving wireless Internet signals on human spermatozoa, researchers evaluated semen samples from 15 men. [...]

By | June 20th, 2013|genetics, Genomics, How We Live, Uncategorized, Understanding APC|1 Comment

Genetic Predictors Of Fatigue For Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy

The University of South Florida along with Moffitt Cancer Center has published a study in the October issue of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity which found that men with advanced prostate cancer who are on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are more likely to suffer from general fatigue if they also have single nucleotide polymorphisms in three pro-inflammatory genes. I don’t believe that men with this genetic structure should elect to skip ADT, so the study’s importance is of limited value, but this discovery highlights the importance of personalized medicine in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Increasingly, we will see a [...]

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