Of liquid biopsies, CTCs, and first-line treatment for mCRPC

A paper to be presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Synposium today, suggests that use of a liquid biopsy and analysis of single circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may be helpful in determining therapy for men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

Liquid biopsies and CTC assays — the scientific progress continues

A paper in the British Journal of Cancer has offered further validation of the potential roles for liquid biopsies and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the management of aggressive forms of prostate cancer (and in related clinical trials). … READ MORE …

Can Cytori Cell Therapy change the way we treat long-term male incontinence post-surgery?

What is described as an open-label, multi-center, single-arm study (the ADRESU trial) has opened in Japan to evaluate the efficacy and safety of periurethral injection of autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence resulting from radical prostatectomy (or from transurethral resction of the prostate). … READ MORE …

Use of CTCs to assess response to abiraterone acetate at 12 weeks on therapy

Back in 2011 we reported a presentation by Scher et al. indicating that circulating tumor cell counts (CTCs) could probably be used to monitor responses to abiraterone acetate (and perhaps other forms of drug therapy) in the treatment of men with metastatic, castration-resistant 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 …

White blood cell density and risk for prostate cancer

A recent Japanese paper has suggested that a low white blood cell (neutrophil) count may be an independent predictor of risk for a positive biopsy and a diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Bmi-1 in the regulation of prostate cancer development

There are a lot of media reports today about a protein called Bmi-1 and its impact on the regulation and development of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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