Clickbait or real news?

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  • Swingshiftworker
    Swingshiftworker Member Posts: 1,013 Member
    edited December 2016 #2
    Fox "News" and The Sun

    Personally, I wouldn't believe "at face value" anything published by Fox "News" or The Sun.  The Fox "News" article is a re-tweet of a post in The Sun.  Here's what Wiki-quoute has to say about The Sun:

    "The Sun is a tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.  [snip]  From 1969, the paper has gained a reputation for colourful, if sometimes controversial, headlines."

    That's reason enough to question the veracity of the article and to require serious fact-checking.

     

     

     

     

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,581 Member
    Testosterone to shock tumors

    I agree with Swing above. Hard to believe on the "fantastic" news publised in those papers.

    However, in regards to the subject of this news, it is a fact that, since 2000, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has been running a clinical trial using Testosterone to treat refractory PCa patients. I wonder if this news refers to the results of this trial. The trial details are here;

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00006044

    In any case, the news say that "... no remaining trace of the disease after 22 cycles of treatment and appears to be cured, said the researchers", indicating that the comment is not final. There is no prove of efficassy of the treatment in the cure of PCa.

     

     

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  • RonJT
    RonJT Member Posts: 39 Member
    edited December 2016 #4
    bipolar therapy using testosterone.

    Thanks Vasco

    While the headline on Fox was overinflated claims with a kernal of truth to "sell the stroy", there are some studies going on with bipolar therapy alternating ADT and high dose testosterone.  This is from Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Perhaps the best part of this treatment is a great improvement in quality of life during the testosterone phase.

    https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/high-dose-testosterone-for-advanced-prostate-cancer.html

     

     

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,581 Member
    edited December 2016 #5
    BAT

    Ron,

    You can read my comment on this subject in this link;

    https://csn.cancer.org/comment/1562758#comment-1562758

    Best

    VG

  • LvGuy1
    LvGuy1 Member Posts: 54
    The VA has been doing this

    The VA has been doing this for those who request it for the last two years and have said that the results look promising but at this time will not include it in their primary options for Prostate cancer treatment until further numbers are available.