News: Robert Matusik

Decision Tree

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Kort Nygard opted to wait until his prostate cancer needed treatment. Then he decided to have open surgery. Jim Davidson chose radiation therapy, the external beam type. Sam Dick selected robotic surgery. Three different patients with prostate cancer, three different treatment choices. The decision that faces a man diagnosed with localized prostate cancer is daunting. […]

Lady and the Tramp

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Sitting next to the biology and medical tomes on a shelf in Robert Matusik’s office are two stuffed animals: Lady and the Tramp. They are there in homage to the mouse models of prostate cancer – fondly called lady and tramp models – that Matusik and his colleagues have generated. “We are all waiting for […]

Moustache Race for Prostate Cancer

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Dozens of men on the Vanderbilt campus have agreed to leave their razors on the shelf during November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other forms of cancer that affect men. They have started growing moustaches as part of the annual charity event dubbed “Movember.” Movember was launched in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, after […]