Articles: Volume 4 Issue 3 May/Jun 2013

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Debates and controversies. If, like me, one of your favourite sources of news is BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, you will be no stranger to the idea that the best way to get to the heart of a controversial subject is to persuade opposing experts …

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Preserving reproductive capacity in young boys with cancer

In this article, the authors explore the possibilities and particular developmental and ethical issues surrounding sperm cryopreservation in young boys with cancer, and examine the unique legal implications of fertility counselling in adolescence.
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Management of erectile dysfunction in men treated with androgen deprivation therapy

In this series, the authors present cases of men being treated with androgen deprivation therapy, and highlight their management to prevent and treat associated toxicities. This second article will consider the management of erectile dysfunction.
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‘Survivorship’ in prostate cancer I: diagnostic and management considerations

With more than 250000 men currently surviving after a diagnosis of prostate cancer in the UK, doctors need to adopt a more patient-focused approach to help improve their quality of life.
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Male circumcision – when is it justified?

Although the indications for male adult circumcision are less common and less contentious than those for infant circumcision, they are no less important. The authors provide an anatomical and functional overview of the prepuce, and review the common indications for adult circumcision.
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Role of the androgen receptor in prostate cancer

Inhibition of the androgen receptor leads to regression of normal and malignant prostate tissue. The authors discuss therapeutic strategies for directly targeting the androgen receptor to help address the problem of castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
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Hair loss in men

Male-pattern hair loss is the most common type of alopecia in men. The authors outline the non-surgical treatments available and discuss the techniques used in hair transplant surgery. Hair follicles are derived from interactions between the embryonic ectoderm and mesoderm around the second month of …

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The trouble with men

Men die, on average, five years earlier than women. This difference in longevity has been described as the gender gap. For many years it was assumed that there must be some underlying genetic basis for this reduced life expectancy of males compared with females. Recently, …

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New horizons for prostate cancer: part 1

This report is based on a seminar held during the 9th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group in Bristol last September. The workshop reviewed emerging prostate cancer treatment strategies that are predicted to contribute to the changing landscape of prostate cancer management over the …

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Charity news – Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We support men who are confronting prostate cancer, prostate diseases and the effects of treatment by providing vital information and services. We find answers by funding research …

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