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Delaying Prostate Cancer Radiation Won’t Lower Survival Odds

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic has caused many to put off medical procedures, but a delay in radiation treatment for prostate cancer doesn’t appear to affect survival, a new study shows. Researchers found that men with intermediate- or high-risk localized prostate cancer receiving radiation and hormone therapy who delay radiation while staying… Read More »

Cancer in the Age of COVID: Delayed Care May Reverse Survival Gains Particular Among Black People

There was great news published last week in An Update on Cancer Deaths in the United States from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): cancer mortality rates have declined by 26% over 20 years, between 1999 to 2018. The drop in deaths from cancer in America was indeed positive during the current public health COVID-19… Read More »

African American and white men who receive comparable treatments for prostate cancer have similar survival

Last year, we reported on two studies showing that African American men respond at least as well as white men to prostate cancer treatments given in clinical trials. Nationally, African Americans with prostate cancer are more than twice as likely to die of the disease as their white counterparts, and that has fueled speculation that… Read More »