I am a medical oncologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. I became interested in prostate cancer upon arriving at CU about 30 years ago, when I had the privilege of helping organize the first trials of leuprolide in patients with advanced prostate cancer. Since then, my lab worked on various treatments, and I have collaborated on numerous clinical trials in GU oncology with my colleagues here and around the world. My interest in “blogging” grew out of experience with Internet technology when I helped my professional society set up one of the first of such webpages, ASCO Online. It has been an interesting way to help patients and their families understand various aspects of prostate cancer. I will never provide specific advice to a patient here, but I welcome comments and general questions. The opinions expressed are my own and are not intended to be used by anyone for any medical decision making. Patients are urged to contact their own physicians regarding personal health care issues.