Prostate Cancer

Prostatek vaccine made by Advantagene. (WBZ-TV)

Newton Company Develops Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Unlike traditional vaccines which try to prevent disease, ProstAtak is designed to prevent cancer from coming back.


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NightSide – Tod Gross and Dr. Geo Espinosa Discuss Prostate Cancer

BOSTON (CBS) Tod Gross found himself faced with a frightening diagnosis. Nobody wants to hear that they have prostate cancer. hankfully, he underwent a new procedure, and was able to beat the disease. But he […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/13/2014

Andrew A. Wagner, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Photo: BIDMC)

Q&A: The Facts On Open Vs. Robotic Prostatectomy

The decision to undergo radical prostatectomy, or any treatment for prostate cancer, is of course not an easy one. Dr. Andrew Wagner, Director of Minimally-Invasive Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provides some guidance if you are considering this procedure.



Senior Sex Drive: What Men Should Know

Sexual health is important at any age. Intimacy is a key part of any romantic relationship. But for many men age 65 and over, sex is becoming just a memory.



PSA Test: The Recent Controversy

The recent recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government panel, against routine PSA-based screening for prostate cancer is sparking a great deal of debate in medical circles–and likely causing confusion for patients.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/24/2011


The Latest On Sexual Side-Effects After Surgery

Physicians are now better able to predict a man’s recovery of sexual function after prostate cancer treatment, making a conversation between doctor and patient an important part of pre-treatment planning, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-led research team suggests.



Study Identifies Key Risk Factors For Prostate Patients Who Need Treatment

More and more, men diagnosed with low grade prostate cancer are choosing to defer treatment, preferring to monitor the status of their cancer by having regular blood tests and tissue biopsies that are designed to let them know if they need to be treated or if they can continue to hold off.



BIDMC Team Is On A Quest To Develop An Affordable Prostate Cancer Vaccine

For men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, available treatments run the gamut from radiation, hormonal and chemotherapy to a costly new-to-the market, first-generation prostate cancer vaccine.



Innovative Study Will Compare Open and Robotic Prostatectomy

An estimated 240,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Not all men will need or select to have a prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate gland), but for those that do, having a clear understanding of possible post-surgery outcomes, such as sexual and urinary function, is critical.