The value of the PCTRF comparative outcomes data

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink wants to be clear for our readers that we are significantly less enthusiastic than others about some of the information being offered to patients, clinicians, and payers through the web site of an organization known as the Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (PCTRF). … READ MORE …

A future with too many tests and no comparative data about value?

The role of personalized genetic and genomic testing and the value of such testing to test to accurately and reliably predict things like the appropriateness of active surveillance as a management strategy or the risk for recurrence after first-line surgery is now evolving at almost bewildering speed. … READ MORE …

Can galeterone show effectiveness in men with AR-V7 mCRPC?

According to a report in The ASCO Post last night, the investigational drug galeterone may have significant clinical activity against a specific subtype of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) known as AR-V7. … READ MORE …

Should we debulk the primary tumor in some men with metastatic prostate cancer?

Back in the 1980s, it would never (well, probably nearly never) have crossed anyone’s mind to carry out any type of primary tumor-debulking treatment on any patient who was newly diagnosed with evident, metastatic prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Does treatment for prostate cancer lead to PTSD (for at least some men)?

The following two statements appear on the web site of the Mayo Clinic under the definition of post-traumatic stress disorder: … READ MORE …

MRI/TRUS fusion biopsies in men with PSA values < 5.2 ng/ml

There is a distinctly “odd” paper in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Urology on optimization of the use of MRI/TRUS fusion-guided biopsies in men suspected of having prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Focal therapy today: upsides and downsides

While there is considerable allure to the theory behind focal therapy (and focal laser therapy or FLA in particular) as a treatment for some men with localized prostate cancer, it is worth understanding that there are good reasons to consider this allure with great caution. … READ MORE …

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