Hematology/Oncology

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast 84

The FDA grants Emergency Use to Actemra to treat hospitalized COVID patients. Revisions are been made to the fact sheets for the Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech COVID vaccines to include information related to the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis. A new treatment is approved for some cancer patients allergic to E. coli-Derived asparaginase products. Meanwhile,…

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast 82

This week the FDA approved a regenerative skin tissue therapy and a treatment for advanced mastocytosis, while Novavax’s vaccine for COVID and a novel treatment for MDD show promise, also the FDA issue warning concering hand sanitizers.

The prostate is about the size of a walnut, but can grow larger as men age. Sometimes this causes the prostate to press on the bladder or urethera, causing benign prostatic hyperplasia, the symptoms of which are similar to those associated with prostate cancer. Urinary symptoms, inflammation and infection caused by BPH can typically be treated.

When to Screen for Prostate Cancer

Screening for prostate cancer has long been part of the yearly checkup for many men. Although this procedure may reduce a patient’s risk for dying from the disease, evidence is conflicting about how helpful it actually is in reducing mortality. Because many prostate cancers are slow growing, treatment often does more psychological and physical harm…