Does use of PDE5 inhibitors post-treatment affect risk for biochemical recurrence?

A new article in the February 2015 of the Journal of Urology may actually tell us as much (or more) about the difficulties of relying on data from large, retrospective analyses of single institution data as it does about the actual issue references in the headline above. … READ MORE …

The risks of continuing to smoke after diagnosis, treatment for prostate cancer

An article just published in BJU International has further confirmed the risks associated with continuing to smoke cigarettes after initial diagnosis with, and treatment for, prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prediction of the “real” risk of death from prostate cancer

A while ago now we first discussed research being done by Eric Feuer and others on what was initially being called the Cancer Survival Query System or CSQS. … READ MORE …

Modes of biochemical failure after primary radiation therapy may identify aggressive sub-types

The most widely used definition of biochemical failure after primary radiation therapy is the so-called “Phoenix” definition. It’s called that because it was adopted by consensus at a meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Phoenix, AZ, in 2005. … READ MORE …

Does early salvage radiation save lives?

Several studies have tried to address the issue of whether adjuvant radiation actually increases prostate cancer survival in the long term compared to waiting. … READ MORE …

Stem cells from fat and the management of post-surgical incontinence

Credit where credit is due. … Our friends at The Daily Mail in England have actually come up with some prostate cancer-related news worth passing on! … READ MORE …

Can salvage radiation therapy be safely and effectively completed in less time?

Salvage or adjuvant external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer is usually a protracted affair, more so since we learned that a total dose of about 64 Gy to 70 Gy was needed to be effective in the salvage setting. … READ MORE …

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