Effects of Testosterone-Lowering Drugs in Patients With Prostate Cancer

Heather S. Jim, PhD, associate member in the Health Outcomes and Behavioral Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the effects of testosterone-lowering drugs used as treatment for patients with prostate cancer. Androgen-deprivation therapy is associated with several side effects that include depression, cognitive impairment, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and inflammation, as well as cardiovascular disease…

9/11 Firefighters May Just Be Starting to Develop Prostate Cancer, Study Says

Higher rates of certain cancers have been documented among firefighters who responded to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC). A recent study by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, however, found no significantly increased  incidence of prostate cancer among firefighters exposed to the toxins released by the collapse of the Twin Towers compared to…