AUA issues new toolkit on prostate cancer screening

In a message sent out to its members this morning, the American Urological Association (AUA) has announced the availability of a new “toolkit” of materials designed to help doctors and patients in discussions about the pros and cons of testing individuals for their risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

AUA, ASTRO issue new guidance on radiation after radical prostatectomy

So the American Urology Association (AUA) is clearly “on a roll” when it comes to guidance on the detection and management of prostate cancer. This is the third new guidance document issued in a matter of days. … READ MORE …

Further comment from the AUA on new PSA screening guidance

The American Urological Association (AUA) sent the following additional message to its members with the past 90 minutes: … READ MORE …

Follow-up on the new AUA guidelines on screening for risk of prostate cancer

One of the things that is most interesting about the new guidelines issued by the AUA last week (see here for original announcement) is that they seem to be gaining reasonably widespread approval — probably because they are actually (and finally) based on actual evidence as opposed to raw opinion. … READ MORE …

ACP issues new guidance about PSA testing to primary care physicians

The Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians (ACP) — one of the most influential primary care medical societies in the USA — has just issued a new set of guidelines on screening for prostate cancer. Many prostate cancer patients are likely to be deeply disturbed by these guidelines. … READ MORE …

The scientific basis for PSA monitoring after first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer

A new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has reported on a careful analysis of the published literature underlying current guidelines on the use of repetitive PSA testing to monitor risk for progression in men receiving first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The new NCCN patient guidelines — a great improvement over last time

We have now had the chance to look carefully through the new, patient-specific guidelines on prostate cancer issued by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) just before the Holidays. They are not perfect, but they are certainly a vast improvement over the NCCN’s first attempt. … READ MORE …

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