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 …

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 …

A first-in-human trial of actinium-225-PSMA-617

Among the more interesting developments in radiation oncology/nuclear medicine in recent years are novel therapies created by attaching radioactive isotopes to molecules (called ligands) that attach to the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). … READ MORE …

Maybe PD-1 inhibitors have a role in advanced prostate cancer after all!

New immunotherapeutic drugs known as PD-1 inhibitors (drugs like nivolumab/Optivo and pembrolizumab/Keytruda) have shown some remarkable effects in the treatment of advanced forms of cancer like melanoma and some forms of lung cancer. … READ MORE …

It was true 3 years ago, but is it still the case?

One of the problems with a lot of research is that it is out of date by the time it is published. The following example may be a classic case in point. And it has serious implications. … READ MORE …

Can statins really lower risk for cancer-specific mortality?

Yet another large, epidemiological study has shown a clear link between taking statins and a reduced risk for cancer-specific death (prostate cancer included). … READ MORE …

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