Can we really re-frame low-risk prostate cancer as a chronic disease?

Many readers of this web site may be interested in a video discussion on the Medscape web site between two relatively young urologists about the implications of the Prostate Outcomes Outcomes Study (PCOS), on which we commented a few months back. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer, Parkinson’s disease, risk, and genealogy

An article just published on line in the Archives of Neurology has suggested that there is an association between risk for Parkinson’s disease and risk for prostate cancer among families in Utah. Whether this association extends to the rest of the US population is not known at this time. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In today’s news reports we comment on three different articles dealing with radiotherapy in first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer:

  • Iodine-125-based brachytherapy without adjuvant hormone therapy or EBRT in younger males
  • Comparative outcomes of brachytherapy patients of 60 and younger and > 60 years of age
  • Radiation toxicities after EBRT in men who have had a prior TURP … READ MORE …

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