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 …

Expansion of health insurance and prostate cancer outcomes

An article originally published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, earlier this year, predicts that expansion of insurance coverage here in the USA will have major impact on prostate cancer outcomes in the relatively near future. … READ MORE …

New US national prostate cancer data classified by NCCN risk category

Prior to 2013, when the National Cancer Institute released accumulated, de-identified, prostate cancer-specific patient data from the national SEER cancer registry, those data only included the post-surgical, pathological Gleason scores and not the biopsy Gleason scores. … READ MORE …

Potential new imaging agent in diagnosis, monitoring of prostate cancer

About 19 months ago we reported that a company called Progenics Pharmaceuticals had acquired all rights to a small, radiolabeled molecule known as [99mTc]MIP-1404, and that an international, multi-center Phase II trial was  investigating the clinical activity of [99mTc]MIP-1404 as a prostate cancer imaging agent. … READ MORE …

Who have you been spending intimate time with?

A paper just published in Cancer Epidemiology makes some striking claims about prostate cancer and sexual behavior that are likely to need to be thoroughly validated. … READ MORE …

CTFPHC rejects widespread screening for risk of prostate cancer

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has just issued a guidance document that is not going to make most prostate cancer survivors very happy (either in Canada or elsewhere). … READ MORE …

Introduction of a proposed National Prostate Cancer Council Act

So, according to a communication to its members from the American Urological Association (AUA), U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D, CA) and Jeff Sessions (R, AL) have just introduced S. 2813, the National Prostate Cancer Council Act. … READ MORE …

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