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Immunotherapy hope for patients with advanced prostate cancer

Immunotherapy is an exciting new weapon in the treatment of aggressive cancers that works by harnessing the body’s own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. In prostate cancer, the success of immunotherapy in clinical trials is mixed. Where many patients … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer |

MRI-Targeted or Standard Biopsy for Prostate-Cancer Diagnosis

The current standard of care for men suspected of prostate cancer is referral for a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. However, this approach can lead to over-treatment clinically insignificant cancers, burdening men with side-effects related to the cancer treatment and the … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer, Uncategorized |

Participants required – Clinical study about non-prescribed androgens

The Andrology Department at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney is recruiting for a study looking at reproductive and cardiac (heart) health of men using non-prescribed androgens – “anabolic steroids’ There are few good studies measuring the impact of androgen … Continue reading

Posted in Andrology Australia, Clinical management, Community health, Knowledge exchange, Research and Evaluation |

Men’s views of prostate cancer diagnosis and care

Data from the Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry showed differences in care and poorer rates of survival for men diagnosed with prostate cancer in one Victorian regional area compared with men in metropolitan Melbourne. To gain an understanding of the reasons … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Prostate cancer, Research and Evaluation |

Trial shows long-term mortality for localised prostate cancer is low even if not treated with surgery

A previous shorter follow-up of the PIVOT trial found no significant difference in mortality between men who underwent surgery for localised prostate cancer and those treated with observation only. This finding was confirmed in a longer term follow-up (up to … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Prostate cancer, Prostate disease, Research and Evaluation |

The influence of early life on children’s lifetime health: a research study

Are you interested in how early life events may influence the lifelong health of children? Researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute are conducting a study exploring people’s views of the interaction between genes and environment, and about testing that … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Research and Evaluation |

What do men know about their fertility?

Male infertility is associated with impaired quality of life and poorer health status. However, few studies have focused on men’s knowledge of their own fertility. Studies of both men and women have found that men are comparatively less knowledgeable about … Continue reading

Posted in Andrology Australia, Fertility, Health promotion, Knowledge exchange, Uncategorized |

Male birth control injections prevent pregnancy

A new study co-authored by Director of Andrology Australia, Professor Rob McLachlan, takes us one step closer to male hormonal contraception. Men have been limited in the role they can play in birth control due to the lack of effective … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Research and Evaluation |

Why do men with colorectal cancer delay in seeking help for symptoms?

Research has demonstrated a lower awareness of the risk factors for colorectal cancer among men than women and that they are less likely to seek medical attention for symptoms. A delay in diagnosis can be due to a combination of … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Primary health care |

‘Sperm telomere length’: a new indicator of sperm quality?

Semen analysis is limited in its power to predict whether a man is fertile and often fails to find abnormalities in the semen of infertile men. It may be hypothesised that specific unrecognised molecular defects may be causing the problem. … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Research and Evaluation |
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