Upcoming prostate cancer CureTalk on February 9

The next, scheduled prostate cancer CureTalk will be at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on February 9, 2016, and will address the use of newer imaging and genomic testing methods in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Targeting treatments for extraprostatic and oligometastatic prostate cancer with curative intent

The moderator of a well-known, prostate cancer-specific Internet forum recently wrote to us, stating,

There has been some assumption on the part of users of internet patient forums that the [newer and] more sensitive scans can be useful to detect major tumors that can be removed laparoscopically or treated with radiation, and that this would be beneficial.

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Newer types of whole body scanning are likely to be significantly better than older bone scans, but …

A new report in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine has suggested that it may be time to start looking seriously at whether the combined [18F]NaF/[18F]FDG PET/CT scan may be significantly better than the traditional [99m]Tc bone scan in evaluation of risk for or the actual presence of metastasis in men with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The evolution of nuclear imaging in the management of prostate cancer

What is properly known as “nuclear imaging” is the use of (usually injectable) radioactive compounds into the body that have no known clinical effects but which can be targeted to “light up” and demonstrate the presence of specific types of tissue. … READ MORE …

> 40 percent of low-risk prostate cancer patients were getting inappropriate imaging tests

A new paper in JAMA Oncology has shown that between 2004 and 2007 nearly 45 percent of men initially diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer were receiving unnecessary bone scans and CT scans in some regions of the USA. … READ MORE …

RSI-MRI — a new entrant into the prostate cancer imaging field

According to an article published recently in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, a “better” form of MRI may be able to improve the accuracy of prostate imaging over current techniques. … READ MORE …

Next prostate cancer CureTalk on January 20

The next CureTalk program on prostate cancer is scheduled for January 20, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time in the USA. The featured speaker is Dr. James Mohler of the Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York. To register for this program, … READ MORE …

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