Is anyone with intermediate-risk prostate cancer a “good” candidate for AS?

There is no longer any doubt that men initially diagnosed with low- and very low-risk forms of prostate cancer are, in most cases, either excellent or good candidates for first-line management on active surveillance (AS). … READ MORE …

Anxiety and AS: a patient’s perspective

In his most recent commentary on living on active surveillance, journalist Howard Wolinsky writes about the issue of anxiety which can affect a significant subset of men who are appropriate candidates for active surveillance (AS) or who have difficulty staying on AS — particularly during their first two years of management using this technique. … READ MORE …

Active surveillance in management of younger men with prostate cancer

Your sitemaster has long argued that it is perfectly reasonable for many younger men diagnosed with low- and very low-risk forms of prostate cancer to be managed initially on active surveillance (despite reticence on the parts of many physicians and many patients). … READ MORE …

Active surveillance in Oz: a situation report

An interesting article published a couple of week’s ago in the Medical Journal of Australia reports on “real world issues” related to the implementation of active surveillance (AS) in Oz. … READ MORE …

The value in personalization of expectant management strategies

A recent and truly excellent review in Nature Reviews: Urology offers us a very thoughtful set of insights on the role of “expectant” and “conservative” management (i.e., active surveillance and watchful waiting) in the care of men with prostate cancer today. … READ MORE …

MUSIC to the ears of advocates for active surveillance

A new paper from the coordinators of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC) suggests that as many as 50 percent of newly diagnosed patients with low-risk forms of prostate cancer in Michigan are now receiving initial management on active surveillance (AS). … READ MORE …

Multidisciplinary clinics increase likelihood of acceptance of active surveillance

A newly published article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has reported that men being seen at specialized, multidisciplinary prostate cancer clinics are nearly twice as likely to accept initial active surveillance as men consulting individual practitioners. … READ MORE …