Prostate cancer news reports: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

There continue to be a multitude of news reports from the ASCO meeting today — some of which seem to be based more on media releases than on what was actually presented by the investigators who carried out the research (caveat emptor). The news items mentioned below deal with items unrelated to ASCO:

  • The prognostic value of undetectable ultrasensitive PSA data post-surgery
  • A review of the role of adjuvant radiation therapy post-surgery
  • A review of neuroendocrine types of prostate cancer and their management … READ MORE …

The Friday news report: March 13, 2009

We have identified a total of eight new reports today, of which three are particularly interesting, dealing with:

  • Pelvic floor stimulation and biofeedback in the early recovery of continence post-surgery
  • Adjuvant radiation therapy in men with lymph node-positive prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy
  • The so-called “urinary flare syndrome” 16-24 months after permanent seed implant brachytherapy

The other five reports are briefly mentioned with links to the relevant abstracts. … READ MORE …