Race, disparities, and end-of-life care for prostate cancer patients

A newly published paper in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has identified a series of significant disparities in there clinical care of African American men as opposed to Caucasians. … READ MORE …

Cancer care today in rural communities across America

Readers who are interested in a current assessment of issues affecting the quality of (and access to) prostate cancer care services for those living in rural communities across America may want to download and review the two articles listed below. … READ MORE …

What are the very best hospitals for cancer care in America doing that is “better”?

According to a new article in JAMA Oncology, just published on line yesterday, we may be able to better define which really are “the best” hospitals in America at which cancer care (prostate cancer care specifically included) is being given today. … READ MORE …

“Normal” sexual functionality after a radical prostatectomy — it’s not very likely

According to a report on the Science Daily web site today, a presentation at the ongoing European Association of Urology (EAU) meeting in Madrid, Spain, suggests that the ability to regain normal erectile and sexual function after a radical prostatectomy is actually rather worse than one might have thought. … READ MORE …

Time to prove a treatment-related prostate cancer survival benefit

For most of the past 20 years it has generally been considered that it took 10 years to show that a new form of therapy was effective and safe in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. We may need to seriously re-assess that time period. … READ MORE …

“Best care” doesn’t equate to better outcomes! That’s not good!

A poster by Schroeck et al. — to be presented on May 20 at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) — presents the latest set of data suggesting that “best care” does not lead to appropriate outcomes quality for men receiving standard forms of treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Increasing transparency about quality of sexual function after surgery

A recent study in the Journal of Endourology reports prospective data on the recovery of potency following radical prostatectomy and concludes that the “overwhelming majority of men experience a deterioration in the overall quality of erection” after robot-assisted prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

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