Spontaneous remission in low-risk forms of prostate cancer

The issue of spontaneous remission of low-risk forms of prostate cancer came up yesterday during a meeting of Prostate Cancer International’s Active Surveillance Virtual Support Group (ASVSG). … READ MORE …

What did we learn at the AUA this year?

The annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) is one at which a great deal of information is exchanged, but a lot of that information is of limited utility to patients. … READ MORE …

J&J to seek approval of apalutamide in treatment of mCSPC

According to a media release issued yesterday by Johnson & Johnson, its Janssen Pharmaceuticals division has just submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the approval of apalutamide (Eleada) in the treatment of men with metastatic, castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). … READ MORE …

Is there an “oligometastatic state” for prostate cancer?

The concept of an “oligometastatic state” is based on the idea that there is an “early advanced” stage of cancer during which metastases are few in number and are in some way different from metastases that develop later. … READ MORE …

MRI and MRI-guided biopsies — a new Cochrane review

Cochrane reviews are structured, systematic, focused reviews of evidence in the field of medicine that either support or do not support specific forms of diagnosis and management of patients with or suspected of having particular disorders. … READ MORE …

Should SBRT be THE preferred treatment for intermediate-risk prostate cancer?

Last year, the American Society of Radiation Oncologists (ASTRO) looked at the available evidence comparing hypofractionated radiotherapy (either 60 Gy in 20 treatments or 70 Gy in 28 treatments) to standard fractionation (78 to 82 Gy in 40 to 44 treatments), and found it was at least as good in terms of oncological outcomes and toxicity. … READ MORE …

Ductal adenocarcimoma of the prostate is “rare” but aggressive

Pure ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate (dPC) is thought to be found in just 0.4 to 0.8 percent of men who get diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. … READ MORE …