James Mohler talks prostate cancer on CureTalk

On Tuesday this week, Dr. James L. Mohler of Roswell Park Cancer Institute participated in an hour-long discussion on key issues related to the diagnosis and management of early stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

First and second biopsies and their diagnostic accuracy

A paper by Wong et al. published in December carries the title, “Diagnostic prostate biopsy performed in a non-academic center increases the risk of re-classification at confirmatory biopsy for men considering active surveillance for prostate cancer.” … READ MORE …

PSA levels and eligibility for active surveillance

The general rule has been that only men with low-risk prostate cancer are suitable as possible candidates for active surveillance. Low risk is defined as a PSA < 10 ng/ml; a Gleason score of ≤ 6; and a clinical stage of ≤ T2aN0M0. … READ MORE …

To screen or not to screen: an Australian “discrete choice experiment”

The question of whether men should be regularly screened for risk of prostate cancer through the use of the PSA test is (at least) controversial … READ MORE …

RSI-MRI — a new entrant into the prostate cancer imaging field

According to an article published recently in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, a “better” form of MRI may be able to improve the accuracy of prostate imaging over current techniques. … READ MORE …

The value of the PCA3 test: a multi-center study

The prostate cancer antigen 3 or PCA3 test was initially approved as an aid to the assessment of risk of prostate cancer in men with an elevated PSA level who had already been given at least one prior, negative biopsy. … READ MORE ..

Can invasive procedures spread prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is seldom spread by invasive procedures such as biopsies, prostatectomy, TURP, LDR brachytherapy, HDR brachytherapy, or insertion of fiducials for image-guided radiotherapy. We know this because those procedures have high cure rates. … READ MORE …

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