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 …

International prostate cancer registry initiated in Australasia

According to a newly published article in BJU International, a new prostate cancer registry (Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry — Australia and New Zealand or PCOR-ANZ) has been established to monitor outcomes of prostate cancer treatment and care “in a cost-effective manner”. … READ MORE …

Are prostate cancer-specific mortality rates in Australia higher than they should be?

An article just published in the World Journal of Urology has suggested that rates of prostate cancer-specific mortality in Australia seem to have been unexpectedly higher than in the USA. … READ MORE …

Application of active surveillance in Australia after 2008

A newly published study in BJU International has reported on the application of active surveillance in Australia (and specifically in the state of Victoria) between 2008 and 2012. … READ MORE …

Sociodemographics and 10-year prostate cancer survival data

The issue of sociodemographic inequality in the delivery of cancer care is well understood in America — and we don’t really know how to provide a high quality of care to those who are disadvantaged by economic factors, racial factors, or other demographic factors (such a rural vs. urban issues of access to care). … READ MORE …

State of Victoria establishes regional prostate cancer registry (in Australia)

According to an article in BJU International, the State of Victoria, Australia, has initiated development of what appears to be a well-constructed, pilot, prostate cancer registry (PCR). Good for them! … READ MORE …

More data needed on prostate cancer and men from specific ethnic groups

A review article on issues affecting perceptions of prostate cancer among Black men of African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American ethnicity has highlit the very limited data available about prostate cancer, its diagnosis, and its management in males from specific ethnic groups inside and outside the USA. … READ MORE …