Bermudan parliament weighs in on prostate cancer treatment

One would hardly expect the treatment of prostate cancer to become an issue for fierce debate in the Bermudan Parliament. However, this seems to have occurred yesterday in a heated argument over treatment of men with high-intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU. … READ MORE …

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Food patterns, prostate cancer, and Jamaican men

Jackson et al. have studied  the association between dietary patterns and risk of prostate cancer in Jamaican men by conducting a case-control study of the diets of 204 histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and 204 matched control patients attending urology clinics in Jamaica between 2004 and 2007. Diet was assessed by food frequency questionnaire. … READ MORE …

Bahamas artist does work for prostate cancer prevention

Bahamas-based artist Thierry Lamare has donated two of his paintings in support of a fundraiser for prostate cancer and breast cancer prevention.

Screening behaviors of Afro-Caribbean men living in New York

Gonzalez et al. have reported that men of Afro-Caribbean ethnicity living in Brooklyn, New York, are just as likely as white men to undergo initial PSA screening but they are much less likely to maintain annual screening. The authors comment on the importance of comprehensive discussion and annual examinations and the role of [primary care] physicians in ensuring PSA screening continuity. It would be interesting to know whether similar behavior patterns were evident in the Caribbean itself.

Only 15% of Afro-Caribbean Men in UK Aware of Risks

The Prostate Cancer Charity has taken significant steps to address risks and screening for prostate cancer among Afro-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom through its African Caribbean Awareness Project. … READ MORE …

Phase II of Site Completed

We are pleased to be able to announce the completion of Phase II of the development of the Prostate Cancer Caribbean web site, … READ MORE …

Bermuda Hospitals Board and Dana Farber Cancer Center

According to a press release issued by the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) on August 28, 2008, the BHB has entered into a formal agreement with the Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusetts “to develop services for people in Bermuda.” … READ MORE …