Prostate cancer news reports: Sunday, December 6, 2009

In today’s news reports we comment on:

  • The possible link between obesity and prostate cancer risk
  • The economic impact of widespread prostate cancer screening in Europe
  • The potential roles of tumor volume and PSMs in projecting need for adjuvant radiotherapy post-surgery
  • Biochemical progression after treatment with degarelix (at up to 1 year) … READ MORE …

More from the GU oncology symposium — Part 2

During the oral sessions on prostate cancer management yesterday, there were two topics that generated significant differences of opinion between presenters: the relative benefits of salvage vs. adjuvant radiotherapy in men post-surgery and whether focal therapy (whether executed with HIFU or cryotherapy or any other means) is actually a valid from of treatment. … READ MORE …