Long-term survival of hormone-naive patients in biochemical failure post-surgery

A new paper in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging provides some interesting data on the long-term survival of men with progressive prostate cancer after initial treatment by radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

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 prostate cancer data from the ASTRO annual meeting

Based on retrospective analysis of 2,132 prostate cancer patients in their single-institution database, researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center have reported that patients receiving radiation as first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer and who have a rising PSA within 18 months are at a significantly increased risk of death from prostate cancer compared to those whose PSA starts to rise after > 18 months. … READ MORE …