Coffee, Caffeine, PSA Velocity and Hormonal Therapy.
As we have come to expect, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Alerts always contain useful information for prostate cancer patients. For example, the January 19th, 2014 issue contained a primer describing the basic concepts and rationale of hormonal therapy. The February 9th edition reported three published studies which link coffee drinking and caffeine to a risk reduction for several types of cancer including aggressive prostate cancer, and its recurrence and progression. Thirdly, the February 16th issue described a study that concluded that PSA velocity (the rate of PSA change over time) “accurately predicted which men would develop prostate cancer and was significantly more accurate than a single PSA measurement in predicting which men would develop aggressive disease.”