Prostate News

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Sumner recalls football fairytale

We wish to congratulate Steve Sumner on receiving the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit award in the recent Queens Birthday Honours. Steve has become a strong advocate for prostate cancer awareness since his diagnosis last year and will speak at our National Prostate Cancer Conference in Christchurch on 24 July. See the…

Only 15 per cent of websites on prostate cancer are reliable

Researchers have shown that only 15 per cent of websites on prostate cancer are reliable, they say they can be easily identified. All people need do is download a free toolbar which indicates if a site is accredited by the World Health Organisation. The criteria for accreditation are strict and commercial websites or those that…

Baseline PSA at Age 55-60 Predicts Prostate Cancer Risk

SAN DIEGO—Baseline PSA levels in men aged 55–60 years strongly predict the future risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa), researchers reported at the American Urological Association’s 2016 annual meeting. For example, among men in this age group with a baseline PSA level less than 0.5 ng/mL, the 5- and 13-year risk of any…