Martin M. Miner, MD, presented “Challenging Case Discussion Panel: Men’s Health” during the 33rd International Prostate Cancer Update on January 24, 2023, in Vail, Colorado.

How to cite: Miner, Martin M. “Challenging Case Discussion Panel: Men’s Health.” January 24, 2023. Accessed Jul 2024.

Challenging Case Discussion Panel: Men’s Health – Summary

Martin M. Miner, MD, discusses a challenging case involving testosterone therapy, cardiovascular risk, and prostate cancer. He begins by providing information about a case study patient, highlighting obesity, low testosterone levels, and diminished libido. Dr. Miner then discusses data that find a connection between testosterone therapy and increased cardiovascular risk.

He notes a review of all articles from 1940 to 2014 researching this connection, finding only four studies indicating a connection and uncovering major flaws in their procedures. This leads him to question the link between testosterone therapy and increased cardiovascular risk while also describing the case study patient’s testosterone therapy treatment. Dr. Miner then reviews guidelines from the American Urological Association and the Endocrine Society. He references the case study patient once again, noting the patient’s development of cardiac events and questions whether the patient should return to testosterone therapy.

After reviewing additional data on this topic, Dr. Miner concludes that testosterone therapy has at least neutral effects on cardiovascular risk factors, although additional studies are needed. He transitions the discussion back to the case study patient, noting his new development of prostate cancer and reviewing data on testosterone therapy’s effects on prostate cancer. Dr. Miner opens the discussion up to panelists, who discuss testosterone levels, obesity management, and individualized urologic treatment.


About The 33rd Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The 33rd iteration of the meeting occurred January 22-25, 2023 in Vail, Colorado. To view more educational presentations from IPCU 33, visit our collection page.


Martin M. Miner, MD, is founder and internist at the Lifespan Men’s Health Center and former chair of the Department of Family Medicine for Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also a clinical professor of family medicine and urology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence. Dr. Miner earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. He completed his residency at Brown University and spent time working with the Indian Health Service Corps and the Public Health Service. Dr. Miner presently holds memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Urological Association (AUA), and is a Fellow of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He is president-elect of the Androgen Society and has participated as a member of the AUA in the development of guidelines for erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, testosterone deficiency, and early screening for prostate cancer. He is the former president of the American Society of Men’s Health. Dr. Miner has published extensively in the areas of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and lower urinary tract symptoms, as well as male sexuality and hormone replacement therapy in men.