RALP vs. ORP: data from a randomized Phase III clinical trial

A newly published paper in The Lancet has provided us with data from a randomized, Phase III, clinical trial of open radical retropubic prostatecomy (ORP) vs. robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) in the surgical treatment of localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer-specific mortality within the US VA medical system

A newly published article in the journal Frontiers in Oncology suggests that men diagnosed with prostate cancer at ≥ 70 years of age may be more likely to die of their prostate cancer than younger men, regardless of their PSA level at diagnosis. … READ MORE …

“Black lives matter” when it comes to prostate cancer too

In an OpEd in today’s New York Times, there is a passionate plea for greater focus on the risks and dangers that prostate cancer presents to African-American men. … READ MORE …

The politics of PSA testing

We continue to see a steady stream of articles in the cancer literature that appears to be designed to influence the thinking of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) as they reconsider the value of PSA testing in assessment of risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

That “rise” in the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer

Well … Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The American Cancer Society (ACS) and others are now saying that the study suggesting a rise in the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013 has serious flaws. … READ MORE …

A rise in the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013

A newly published article in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases suggests that there has been a relative 72 percent rise in the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013 — mostly among men of 55 to 69 years of age. … READ MORE …

Defining value in the management of prostate cancer

Many years ago, among his other famous quotations on the subject of prostate cancer, Willet Whitmore, considered by many to be the “father” of urologic oncology, stated the following: … READ MORE …

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