Prostate Cancer

Dr. Gurkamal Chatta and his colleagues are conducting a phase I clinical trial of an immunotherapy for men with metastatic prostate cancer that has progressed in spite of standard treatment. “We are targeting an area of need where there are really no other effective therapies.”

Hormone therapy causes side effects that can have a serious impact on the patient's quality of life, but men are often reluctant to talk about them or ask for help. A new education group aims to get the word out: "There is hope."

I'm proud to be a member of The Original Gentlemen, a car club based out of Niagara Falls, New York. For the past couple of years, we’ve been invited to Roswell Park for the Cruisin’ for a Cure car show and prostate cancer early detection event.

June is Men’s Health Month, a time when we focus on increasing awareness of preventable health problems to encourage men to take more active roles in preventing disease and detecting and treating problems early.

Richard Satterwhite doesn’t have any trouble remembering dates. Among those that will stay with him: Sept. 6, Oct. 24 and Dec. 14. These are the dates that Richard associates with milestones in his experience with prostate cancer.

“I am not afraid to let people know that I am a prostate cancer survivor,” says Mack Luchey, iconic owner of Doris Records, Western New York’s oldest record store.

Many men with early-stage, non-aggressive prostate cancer choose to take a “wait and watch” approach to the disease, undergoing active surveillance — regular monitoring — instead of entering treatment right away.

Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer face one of just a few options for their treatment plan: watchful waiting—having their physician monitor the level of their prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, to ensure it doesn’t rise incrementally—or curative therapy, usually surgery.

Nearly all men will experience difficulty getting an erection (erectile dysfunction, or ED for short) for a period of time after undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy.
One of the most well-known—and controversial—methods of cancer detection is the PSA test. PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen, the marker in blood that can indicate the presence of prostate cancer.
As Immunotherapy Awareness Month winds down, we want to highlight three different clinical trials being led by physicians at our Center for Immunotherapy of novel immunotherapy approaches for treating genitourinary cancers.

Many dietary studies have been done showing the connection between nutrition and cancer.