Stacey A. Kenfield, ScD, Assistant Professor, Urology, UCSF published an important article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute late last year showing how vigorous exercise and other healthy habits may protect men from developing lethal prostate cancer. (See UCSF article here)
The article caught the attention of the Prostate Cancer Foundation who named it one of the top five most important articles of 2015.
"UCSF Urology has been on the forefront of diet and lifestyle studies and their link to prevention of prostate cancer progression." Says June M. Chan, ScD, senior author, “We appreciate this terrific acknowledgment from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, who has long supported our team’s work on the important role of diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices on prostate cancer survival. Dr. Kenfield’s paper is an excellent summary of the combined impact of diet and exercise choices on prostate cancer progression. We look forward to delving deeper into the potential benefits of exercise in 2016, with three new clinical trials on exercise for men with local as well as advanced prostate cancer.“
Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, Peter R. Carroll MD MPH, further illuminates the department's commitment to researching healthy habits: “For more than 15 years, we at UCSF have conducted research on the potential benefits of nutrition and exercise to enhance prostate cancer survivorship, and to complement appropriate clinical management. Dr. Kenfield’s report underlines the profound impact of prudent diet and exercise choices to reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer. These results should be empowering for individual patients and can serve as a reminder to clinicians to counsel their patients on healthy behaviors.”