Data from large Swedish study supports exercise after first-line therapy

According to a media release issued by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) new data from a large Swedish study show lower overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality in prostate cancer patients who exercise regularly. … READ MORE …

A new “gold standard” for detection of prostate cancer?

An article just published in the Journal of Urology argues that, ” The gold standard for cancer detection in primary biopsy is [now] a combination of systematic and targeted cores.” . READ MORE …

Low-dose salvage brachytherapy after first-line EBRT

The potential to use some form of second-line radiation therapy after failure of first-line radiation therapy has long been intriguing, and is highly dependent on the dose and precise volume of the target of first-line radiation therapy. … READ MORE …

New draft Australian guidelines (on screening and expectant management)

A group of Australian experts has just released new draft guidance on prostate cancer screening and the role of expectant management (active surveillance and/or watchful waiting) in the management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Consensus statement on pathologic factors and active surveillance

As previously mentioned earlier this week, a long statement that deals with the role of the pathologist in determining the suitability of patients for enrollment into active surveillance management protocols has been issued and endorsed by a number of organizations. … READ MORE …

Rectal swabs prior to transrectal biopsy for risk of prostate cancer

The routine use of rectal swabs to identify less common and potentially more dangerous  forms of bacteria could be very useful in prevention of infection prior to any type of biopsy for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Increasing consensus on eligibility criteria for active surveillance

A paper in the journal Virchows Archiv suggests increasing consensus on both inclusion criteria for management on active surveillance and progression criteria suggesting the need for active treatment. … READ MORE …

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