Category Archives: Markers

What is Liquid Biopsy- The Role of Exosomes

Liquid Biopsy – The Role of Exosomes. Dr. Israel Barken introduces the videos published by Life Technologies from ThermoFisher Technologies. The introduction relates to the importance of using imaging and markers to define recurrent disease and monitor the progression. The … Continue reading

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P 53- a prognostic test for prostate cancer.

Question of the week:  What is P53 and how is it used as a prognostic test? The related article of the week: P53 protein expression status and recurrence in men treated with radiation and androgen suppression therapy for higher-risk prostate cancer: … Continue reading

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What is Prolactin and why is it important?

Question of the week:   What is Prolactin and why is it important?    The article of the week: Prolactin in men’s health and disease.  Alexander Bolyakov; Current Opinion in Urology 2011, 21:527–534   Dr. Barken answers the questions and presents a … Continue reading

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How does having a Medical Coach help in decision making?

Question of the week:  How does having a Medical Coach help in decision making?  If you already have a good medical team, will adding a Coach make a difference?   Dr. Barken answers the question and presents a video commentary on his philosophy of Coaching, … Continue reading

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Question: Shall I do a biopsy of the prostate?

The following question is for the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 6pm Pacific Time.  Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program. Question of the week:   An email from a patient gave brief medical history and ended with … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Barken – C-Reactive Protein

The following question is for the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6pm Pacific Time.  Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program. Question of the week:   What is C-Reactive Protein?  When should you use it as a marker? … Continue reading

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