USPSTF releases new guidance about prostate cancer screening

Earlier today, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued the final version of its revised guidance on screening for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

“Prostate Cancer Today”, October 13, 2018 (in Norfolk, VA)

This is an initial announcement that Prostate Cancer International will be holding its second annual prostate cancer patient meeting (“Prostate Cancer Today: Living Well; Choosing Wisely”) on October 13, 2018, in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. … READ MORE …

First randomized clinical trial of SBRT reports primary outcome

In the first trial ever to randomly assign patients to extreme hypofractionation, primary radiation therapy delivered in just seven treatments had the same effectiveness and safety as 39 treatments. … READ MORE …

How many men are really benefiting from genome-targeted prostate cancer treatment?

The answer to that question, at present, is that we don’t know — but it’s probably very few indeed compared to all the men who have progressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Patient choice and the effectiveness and safety of HIFU

An interesting article has just been published in the Journal of Urology which helps to provide information (and context) about the quality of data supporting the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The potential of shear wave elastography — an update

First and foremost, we would like to thank Prof. Ghulam Nabi of the University of Dundee for providing us with a preprint of the full text of his team’s article on transrectal SWE within about 30 seconds of receiving our request! That’s a record! … READ MORE …

Is shear wave elastography the shear wave of the future?

Just this morning, the University of Dundee issued a media release that included the following statement:

an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) has been shown to offer much greater accuracy and reliability in diagnosis of prostate cancer, while being a non-invasive and cheaper method than those currently used.

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