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A group of Australian experts has just released new draft guidance on prostate cancer screening and the role of expectant management (active surveillance and/or watchful waiting) in the management of prostate cancer.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 …

Innocrin Pharmaceuticals moving VT-464 into Phase II portion of Phase I/II trial

Innocrin Pharmaceuticals has been conducting the Phase I portion of a Phase I /II trial of VT-464, a CYP17 lyase inhibitor, in men with treatment-naïve CRPC and in CRPC patients who have failed prior therapy with abiraterone, enzalutamide, and/or chemotherapy. … READ MORE …

PSA doubling time, seminal vesicle invasion, and efficacy of salvage radiation therapy

A small study from one hospital in Norway has suggested that PSA doubling times after surgery may predict the value of salvage radiation therapy alone as a second line form of therapy. … 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 …

“Advances in prostate cancer 2014″

For those seeking a good, thorough, and relatively quick update on major advances in prostate cancer risk, diagnosis, and management in the past year, there is such an article just published on the Medscape web site. … READ MORE …

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