prostate cancer

When is a patient cured after prostatectomy?"Rather than making a blanket statement regarding continued follow-up, we need to consider the pathologic features commonly known to increase the risk of [prostate cancer] recurrence—concurrent medical problems, the patient’s age at recurrence, PSA doubling time, longevity in the family, etc," writes J. Brantley Thrasher, MD.
Biochemical recurrence risk high 10 years post-RPThe risk for biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer remains relatively high even 10 years after radical prostatectomy, but it does not appear to be influenced by a positive family history of prostate cancer or a family or personal history of other cancer, according to a study analyzing data from the prospective German Familial Prostate Cancer database.
Guideline adherence down for combination RT-ADTAdherence to guidelines for the use of combination radiation therapy and androgen deprivation therapy in the United States for the treatment of high-risk or locally advanced prostate cancer has decreased over time, according to data presented by Paolo Dell’Oglio, MD.
Post-RT proctitis less likely in ACE inhibitor usersHigh-grade proctitis after radical radiation therapy with neoadjuvant or adjuvant hormonal therapy is significantly less likely in patients taking angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors.
Major decline in prostate Bx rates follows PSA publications“It is clear that in order to reduce the morbidity of PSA screening and early detection of prostate cancer, more needs to be done,” writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Studies reveal drop in PCa treatment, rise in metastatic diseaseFindings from two new studies provide insight on the impact of changing recommendations for prostate cancer screening and management.
Bone metastases Tx: 12-week dosing interval appears feasibleResults of a 2-year clinical trial support switching to a less frequent administration schedule when using zoledronic acid (Zometa) to prevent skeletal-related events in men with prostate cancer.
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Top 10 prostate cancer articles of 2016These are Urology Times' most-read prostate cancer articles of 2016.
Study examines link between inflammation, prostate CaResearchers at UCLA have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell in inflamed areas of the prostate that have the ability to initiate cancer in response to genetic changes.