Concordance with National Cancer Comprehensive Network recommendations about follow-up during active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer is generally low across urology practices in Michigan, reported researchers from the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
A Veterans Administration Cooperative Study investigating chemotherapy after prostatectomy for high-risk prostate cancer was underpowered to show a statistically significant benefit of early adjuvant chemotherapy versus observation as the standard of care in the primary endpoint analysis of progression-free survival.
Other basic science research pearls include preliminary evidence from a porcine model suggesting botulinum toxin type A facilitates ureteral stone passage and the identification of two different microdeletions in the NELL1 gene on chromosome 11 in men with Peyronie's disease.
Studies about ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard, urology participation in accountable care organizations, and Twitter were among the take-home messages in outcomes analysis at the 2016 AUA annual meeting. The take-homes were presented by Christopher Saigal, MD, MPH, of the University of California, Los Angeles.
There is no excess risk of death, prostate cancer diagnosis, or cardiovascular events with long-term testosterone replacement therapy, Canadian researchers have found in a population-based matched cohort study.
Fusion biopsy, salvage versus adjuvant radiation therapy, and superextended versus extended pelvic lymph node dissection are also covered in the take home messages on prostate cancer from the 2016 AUA annual meeting.
An academic center/community practice collaboration increases use of surveillance among prostate cancer patients “through use of provider education and a standardized report card,” a study author said.
Expression of androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) in whole blood predicts worse cancer-related outcomes in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who are treated with abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA).