Erectile function prior to prostate cancer treatment: a key to expectation management

The ability to recover good erectile function after treatment for localized prostate cancer is — rather obviously — dependent on the quality of patients’ erectile function prior to any treatment. However, good data on this latter factor is not as well documented as one might like. … READ MORE …

Asthma and clinically serious prostate cancer: a possible “reverse” connection?

A new paper in the International Journal of Cancer has suggested that men who suffer may be less likely to be diagnosed with clinically significant prostate cancer or to die from this. … READ MORE …

Other items from the annual meeting of the AUA

A combination of travel and other commitments made it difficult for your sitemaster to complete his summaries of significant information presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), so here’s the final wrap-up. … READ MORE …

US national prostate cancer registry coming to life soon

At the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) this morning, Dr. Matt Cooperberg reported that a total of 450 US-based urologists had now signed up to contribute data on their prostate cancer patients to the AQUA Registry. … READ MORE …

New STAMPEDE data support earlier CHAARTED trial results

So here’s the first important finding that will be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. Data from the UK’s STAMPEDE trial show a significant benefit from combining docetaxel-based chemotherapy with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in appropriately selected men. … READ MORE …

Re-classification rates on repeat biopsy for men on active surveillance in the Hopkins cohort

So there is an interesting new paper on the ramifications of active surveillance in the forthcoming June issue of the Journal of Urology — based on the extensive data now collected by the Johns Hopkins group through their very conservative active surveillance cohort of > 1,200 men accumulated since 1995. … READ MORE …

Check what you know about diagnosis of prostate cancer

There’s a new slide presentation on the Medscape web site that is designed to help primary care physicians keep up to date on the initial diagnosis of prostate cancer and its implications. … READ MORE …

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