Published data on Klotz’s active surveillance series at c. 20 years

In a report published on line on Monday, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Klotz et al. have now provided peer-reviewed data from their nearly 20-year-long series of patients managed on active surveillance. … READ MORE …

The language of cancer: are war-like metaphors really helping or not?

A study due for publication in the January issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, further reinforces the idea that “cancer language” that emphasizes words like war, fight, battle, etc., may well be having harmful rather than positive effects. … 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 …

Guidelines and the current treatment of mCRPC

The December 1 issue of The ASCO Post contains two articles that will be of interest to many patients with progressive disease and their family members. … 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A group of Australian experts has just released new draft guidance on prostate cancer screening and the role of expectant management (active surveillance and/or watchful waiting) in the management of prostate cancer.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 …

Mouse “avatars” in the treatment of progressive cancers

We’re not sure what to make of this one at all, but apparently some people are now willing to pay to have pieces of their tumor transplanted into laboratory mice to test whether specific drugs will work on their tumor in those mice. … 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 …

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