Prostate Ca on the Web – a new resource.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has opened up a new portal with many current links to prostate cancer articles, advances and educational materials. I am not sure how much of it is completely visible to the general public, but it is definitely worth you having a look-see. Prostate Cancer – ASCO Cancer Portals. Things like presentations at the annual meeting which are listed under titles like “virtual meeting” require that you be a member of ASCO and pay an additional subscription fee. If you find something there that lights your fire and you “must have”, I’d be happy to look it up and then report on the contents to you using my ever-ready bias and interpretive skills. For all of us, it remains a big challenge to keep up, even in one narrow field of oncology, so if you have a favorite website you want to share with others who read this blog, please feel free to add it in the comment section. I used to feel like I had a grasp of the Internet, and in fact, I was the founding editor of the ASCO website, however the electrons have overrun me. I guess that’s the price of having an aging “tweeter”.

I hope everyone has a nice Labor Day weekend!


Filed under General Prostate Cancer Issues

3 responses to “Prostate Ca on the Web – a new resource.

  1. Update – the link sent to subscribers by email was to a specific article. If you click the link above (Prostate Cancer-ASCO Cancer Portals) you will now get to the main page. Sorry…

  2. Joe Blue

    Many thanks for this info.

    Reading PubMed articles about fats and pc patients quickly becomes bewildering. I have been a scientist and have written and read research papers, so it may be confusing for other patients too. One reason is probably that the topic is very complex and not yet understood.

    Can you give us your synopsis of how patients, and their sons, should manage their fat intake? The complexity means your view would likely be an educated guess, but that would be a lot more useful than our uneducated guesses!

    As always, thanks so much for keeping us informed.

  3. It is very complex, I agree. My best guess is that simply limiting fat as much as practical is about as good as you can do. Your body, of course, synthesizes fat it needs anyway, but perhaps lowering the fat in the diet might avoid spikes created by absorption….and of course the big problem is that fat is where all the flavor in our diets resides. Sigh !

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