December 7, 2011 An panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health suggests doctors should rethink their approach to treating prostate cancers. One of the recommendations is most low-risk prostate tumors shouldn't be labeled as cancer in the first place.
October 26, 2011 Confused about the fuss over PSA screening for prostate cancer? A commentary in the New England Journal of medicine says there's a middle ground between business-as-usual and throwing PSA tests out altogether.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich makes a point during the presidential debate sponsored at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Tuesday night.
October 12, 2011 Newt Gingrich invoked Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, former head of the National Cancer Institute, in criticizing proposed changes in prostate cancer screening. A close watcher of von Eschenbach at NCI questioned whether he is the right person to lean on.
October 12, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and screening and treating prostate cancer. In the second hour, the life of Mary Boleyn, and the art and science of creating a successful brand name.
October 11, 2011 The largest study yet to test whether daily vitamin E supplements could reduce the risk of prostate cancer finds they may have the opposite effect, raising the chances of illness by 17 percent.
October 7, 2011 Sometimes it is better not to know, than to know, at least according to a panel of medical experts. But is this a medical finding?
Chicago attorney Tom Hayward suffered a raging infection after a prostate biopsy. He had to be hospitalized, but has since recovered.
October 7, 2011 Routine testing of men's blood to detect prostate cancer is unwarranted, and causes more harm than good, according to findings of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The panel of experts sets the agenda for doctors and, increasingly, insurance payments.
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Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010.
October 3, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, a look at accusations about Pakistan's Intelligence agency, and the opinion page considers the legality of the drone attack that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. In the second hour, the reality of life after prostate cancer surgery, and drug violence along the US-Mexico border.
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