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Middle-aged and older males

Using preclinical models to discover new treatments for advanced prostate cancer

Despite many new treatments for advanced (castration-resistant) prostate cancer, this aggressive from of cancer remains incurable. A team of researchers at Monash University, Melbourne have established new preclinical models of advanced prostate cancer that can be studied in the laboratory. … Continue reading

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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

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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 |

Testosterone treatment in older men may increase the risk of cardiovascular events

The evidence about the risk of cardiovascular events linked to testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone has been conflicting at the same time as testosterone prescribing in Australia and around the world has increased dramatically. Although there have … Continue reading

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Sexual health over 60: Do you talk to your doctor? Does your doctor talk to you?

Discussion of sexual health with a GP is seen as routine for younger adults, but this is not the case for older people. However, research has found that many older adults would value the opportunity to discuss sexual health with … Continue reading

Posted in Middle-aged and older males, Research and Evaluation, Sexual health |

Living with a partner has health benefits for older men

As men’s life expectancy increases, a larger number are living to very old age and an increasing proportion live alone, having survived their partner. Older men who live alone may have greater health needs and poorer health behaviours than those … Continue reading

Posted in Community health, Knowledge exchange, Middle-aged and older males, Research and Evaluation |

What do you say when the doctor asks, “Do you have a family history of…?”

There are good reasons why you need to talk to your relatives about their health history—and your own!

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Making decisions about the PSA test

The doctor says it’s time for you to have a PSA test. But what is the PSA test exactly?

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How does androgen deprivation therapy affect relationships? A review

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common life-extending treatment for particular types of prostate cancer. However, ADT is associated with a range of significant side-effects that can have adverse psychological impacts on men and their partners. The aim of an … Continue reading

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

Risk factors for erectile dysfunction in Australian men

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a prevalent condition among men in Australia. ED has been associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, certain lifestyle factors, many medical treatments, and is an early marker of cardiovascular disease. However, little is known about … Continue reading

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