What are Some Other Causes for a High PSA?

So you’ve had your PSA test, and it came back high. Your doctor did a DRE and ran a few more tests, and assures you that prostate cancer is very unlikely. Still, you’re worried. What are some other causes of a high PSA?

Read about this in the Prostate Care Foundation blog HERE

Research finds ‘Achilles heel’ for aggressive prostate cancer. Drug makes prostate cancer cells self destruct

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Analysis of hundreds of human prostate tumors revealed that the most aggressive cancers depend on a built-in cellular stress response to put a brake on their own hot-wired physiology. Experiments in mice and with human cells showed that blocking this stress response with an experimental drug—previously shown to enhance cognition and restore memory after brain damage in rodents—causes treatment-resistant cancer cells to self-destruct while leaving normal cells unaffected.​

The new study was published online May 2, 2018 in Science Translational Medicine.​

Read the entire article on MedicalXpress.com HERE
and technologyneworks.com HERE

Cancer CAREpoint May 2018 Schedule and Update

As you know, Cancer CAREpoint provides free non-medical support to cancer patients, survivors and their families and caregivers.  As more and more people become survivors we are expanding our programs to help them transition to their new post-cancer lives.  Many cancer survivors share the struggle to develop their “new normal.” The goal is to acknowledge the trauma that is cancer diagnosis and treatment, but not to allow that diagnosis to take over the rest of your life.  If you are done with active treatment, please consider the following programs:

  • Cancer Survivorship 101:  A two hour survivorship seminar in Fremont at PAMF on 4/21 at 10:00 am
  • Survivorship Workshop Series:  6 week series for people who are interested in processing the emotional impact of cancer treatment.  Learn about practical tools and resources to help move forward after cancer.  Next series starts on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:00 pm at our Resource Center.  Please call for other dates.
  • Eating for Health– Survivor Nutrition:  A four week nutrition series led by Nancy Birang, BS, MT (ASCP), NC starting on June 20 at 6:30 pm at our Resource Center.

Here is the calendar for May.  We also have a new nutrition program that I am very excited about! Cancer CAREpoint purchased a set of  videos narrated by Rebecca Katz, the famous author of the Cancer Fighting Kitchen cookbook.  The programs are interesting, colorful and easy to understand.  We will watch about 45 minutes of the program  on each of two nights and our nutritionist Stephanie Figueroa, NC, will be there to answer questions and provide samples of the food prepared on the show. This nutrition class will meet on Monday, May 14th and May 21st at 6:30 at our Resource Center, please plan to attend both nights.

Thanks for your interest and support, as always, feel free to call or email if you have questions or concerns.

Sheryl Brown – Director of Operations and Programs

Cancer CAREpoint, 2505 Samaritan Dr., Suite 402

San Jose, CA 95124

408.402.6612

Dr. Mark Scholz and Panel Discussion Video – El Camino Hospital

Dr. Mark Scholz participated in a tumor board session with a discussion of Prostate Cancer Cases at El Camino Hospital in November 2017.

Participants included:

  • Robert Sinha, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology
  • Frank Lai, MD, Urological Oncologist/Robotic Surgeon, El Camino Hospital
  • Steven Kurtzman, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Director of Prostate Brachytherapy, El Camino Hospital
  • Shane Dormady, MD PhD, Medical Director of Oncology, El Camino Hospital
  • Mark Scholz, MD, Medical Oncology, Director of Prostate Cancer Specialists, Founder of Prostate Cancer Research Institute

View the recording of the event here

Event: Dr. Mark Scholz Participates in Discussion of Prostate Cancer Cases

Dr. Mark Scholz will participate in a tumor board session – Discussion of Prostate Cancer Cases. It will be an open seating event.

Date/Time:

Friday, November 10, 2017, 4:30-7:00 PM PST

Location:

El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040

Conference Rooms E, F & G

Moderator:

  • Robert Sinha, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Panelists:

  • Frank Lai, MD, Urological Oncologist/Robotic Surgeon, El Camino Hospital
  • Steven Kurtzman, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Director of Prostate Brachytherapy, El Camino Hospital
  • Shane Dormady, MD PhD, Medical Director of Oncology, El Camino Hospital
  • Mark Scholz, MD, Medical Oncology, Director of Prostate Cancer Specialists, Founder of Prostate Cancer Research Institute

Download the event flyer from here