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.
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Dr. Glode’s blog on PCa is very informiative!
Dr. Glode, I am an RCC patient rather than prostrate but I ran across your bog on the ASCO site (http://spedr.com/10gma) and want to commend you on taking up the pen, so to speak, and publishing your thoughts on cancer treatment therapies and other matters. We patients are constantly warned about online research, that there is a lot of misinformation (which is true), but the medical profession can’t seriously expect all patients with life-threatening diseases are going to be passive. Therefore, the more well-informed and professional information that can be found, the better off both fellow oncologists and patients will be. So thank you for helping to lead the way.
It is my pleasure to do this. Thanks for leaving a reply/comment.
I would like to echo Chris Battle’s comments – thank you very much for what you do.
I would also like to echo these comments of thanks. You are doing great work for patients. We need more people like you in this world. I was hoping you might be willing to talk to me about the patient experience with choosing a center for treatment. I am trying to develop a site to help patients more easily find care and would like to find out as much about the treatment process as possible. If you would be willing to speak with me, that would be so very helpful. My email is email@example.com. I hope to hear from you soon!
Thank you for everything,
As one of your patients, happy to see your sphere of influence widen
Look forward to receiving more interesting information. I am 83, 210lbs,
6,’3″, healthy but with a 14 psa. Never had a biopsy and on a wait and see watch.
Hi Dr. Glode,
I am happy to inform you that your blog has made Healthline’s list of the Best Prostate Blogs of 2015! Healthline’s editors carefully selected each winner based on quality, frequency of updates and contribution to the community. You can see the full list here: http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/best-prostate-cancer-blogs
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Thank you again for providing a great resource to the Prostate community! I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
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I have just found your blog and I absolutely love it. I’m 57. A Pharmacist. Diagnosed with stage1 3+3 off if a 18 core Trus, then a 3TMPMRI. I was diagnosed in April of this year and finished treatment in Augustbif this year.
I choose pencil Beam IMPT radiation at Provision in Knoxville under Dr bFagundes. My first 3 month PSA was 1.4 down from my last pretreatment of 2.8. I go back in January for my second one.
Healthline would like to congratulate you on making our list of the Best Prostate Cancer Blogs of 2017!
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If you have any questions or need help embedding the badge, feel free to be in touch. Congratulations and keep up the great blogging!
Michael — I think the link to your old blog entries https://www.everydayhealth.com/blogs/browse is a dead link.
I will take it down. Looks like “everyday health” must have redesigned their website. Most of my blogs there were really old anyway, so other than being lost “for humanity”, no big deal. They were paying me a small fee in the beginning presumably as they started to create content, then when they started putting up ads, I switched to wordpress and paid my own way. At least they got me started blogging. I’m still not into tweeting however 🙂
Hello Dr. Glode,
I would like to introduce myself and share some information that I think you will find of interest and will want to share with your readership.
My name is Ken Malik and I am the founder and director of the Prostate Awareness Foundation (PAF). I founded PAF in 1998 after my own prostate cancer diagnosis and have been sharing information about natural management strategies for over 23 years. Part of the PAF mission is to keep up-to-date on the scientific literature on natural treatments for prostate cancer and to educate others about emerging therapies that have solid research support.
I’m writing to share information on interim results of an ongoing Clinical Trial presented earlier this year at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Symposium. The results showed highly significant clinical beneficial for men with biochemically relapsed prostate cancer who used the dietary supplement, modified citrus pectin, for a six-month period. I am attaching an introductory information sheet that provides more details about the findings.
I don’t understand why our whole life changed because of prostate cancer, please help us
Hi Annette, I’m sorry to learn of your stress. I can’t offer personal advice in this forum. I suggest that for most families dealing with this, getting a second or third opinion from a prostate cancer specialist (could be urologist, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist) will usually turn up a person/personality that can help you deal with the challenges. I hope that helps.
This is an excellent blog, Dr. Glode. I’m both a prostate cancer survivor and a blogger on PC and related subjects. Thanks for putting such good information out there!