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 …

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 …

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 …

How do cancer cells that only absorb a sub-lethal dose of radiation get destroyed by the immune system?

A recent commentary on combined radiation and immune therapy included the following statement without further explanation: “Radiation-modified cancer cells that escaped direct annihilation become more immune-susceptible too.” … READ MORE …

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