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A group of Australian experts has just released new draft guidance on prostate cancer screening and the role of expectant management (active surveillance and/or watchful waiting) in the management of prostate cancer.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

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 …

Increasing consensus on eligibility criteria for active surveillance

A paper in the journal Virchows Archiv suggests increasing consensus on both inclusion criteria for management on active surveillance and progression criteria suggesting the need for active treatment. … READ MORE …

Active surveillance for men with Gleason 3 + 4 = 7 disease

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has taken the position for quite a while that active surveillance could well be a highly appropriate management strategy for some men  with a Gleason score of 3 + 4 = 7 at diagnosis (but far from all of them) — if they still met certain other criteria as good candidates for this form of management. … READ MORE …

When is active surveillance not really active surveillance?

A story that got wide coverage yesterday (in the cancer-specific media, at least) said that “research published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that ‘active surveillance for clinical stage I (CSI) testicular cancer leads to excellent outcomes’.” … READ MORE …

Is baseline free serum T a factor in appropriate management on active surveillance?

Analysis of data from a cohort of 154 Chilean men with prostate cancer, all being monitored on active surveillance, suggests that free serum testosterone levels (but not total testosterone levels) may be able to help to predict which of these men will go on to need active treatment. … READ MORE …

The choice of active surveillance: patient and partner perceptions

Two recent papers in the journal Psycho-oncology offer us interesting insights into patients’ (and their partners’) current perceptions about the role of active surveillance in the management of low-risk, localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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