Risk for infections after prostate biopsies still rising

In a new article in the Journal of Urology, researchers have found that the risk for post-biopsy infections within 30 days after a prostate biopsy is still rising — potentially because of the continuing increase in prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. … READ MORE …

CureTalk on focal laser ablation therapy for prostate cancer

Last Tuesday, through the CureTalks service, we held an hour-long discussion with Dr. Ara Karamanian about the evolving and potential role of focal laser ablation (FLA) in the management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

SBRT vs. moderate hypofractionation: same or better quality of life?

In several randomized clinical trials of external beam treatment of primary prostate cancer, we have seen that moderately hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HypoIMRT), accomplished in 12 to 26 treatments or fractions, is no worse than conventionally fractionated IMRT treatment (in 40 to 44 fractions). … READ MORE …

Can bipolar cycling of testosterone really cure prostate cancer?

Some readers will already have seen headlines like this one from The Vancouver Sun and/or this one from Fox News (which originally seems to have come from The Sun in the UK). … READ MORE …

Dose escalation for salvage radiation therapy

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the advent of more accurate linear accelerators (LINACs) and image-guidance technology for delivering therapeutic X-rays to the prostate in the treatment of prostate cancer changed the dose that could be safely given. … READ MORE …

ADT and risk for diagnosis with dementia? “Not in the UK”, they say!

Just a few weeks ago we reported data from a study in California suggesting an association between treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer and subsequent risk for diagnosis with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. … READ MORE …

Focal laser ablation — a CureTalk discussion

At 6:00 p.m. this evening, Eastern Time, here in the USA, we will be collaborating with our friends at CureTalks to provide an introduction to focal laser ablation in the treatment of prostate cancer. To sign up, to listen in, or ask questions, please click here. … READ MORE …