prostate cancer

Take Two of These…and a Sandwich

April 18, 2012

“Take medication on an empty stomach.” Patients dread seeing this warning on their pill bottles, knowing that it often means skipped meals and hungry rumbles in the hours before and after taking their medicine. The rationale for the [Read more]

Q&A: A New Kind of Cancer Vaccine

May 19, 2010

At the end of April, an FDA approval marked the end of a long regulatory road for an interesting drug with an even more interesting history: Provenge. Though it’s usually described as a vaccine for metastatic prostate cancer, that terminology [Read more]

Finding a Benefit Inside a Risk

March 4, 2010

In a perfect world, patients would only have one serious condition at a time that could be treated in isolation. But that’s not the case: when a doctor is considering treatment for one disease, they must take into account the other illnesses [Read more]