The weekend news reports: March 28, 2009

Today’s reports include information on:

  • Percentage of positive biopsy cores as a predictor for extraprostatic disease
  • The RALP learning curve
  • A surgical modification that improves recovery of continence
  • Radiation toxicity associated with HDR brachytherapy + EBRT

In a separate report we have dealt with a paper on the use of salvage brachytherapy for men with biochemical recurrence following first-line external beam radiation therapy. … READ MORE …

The Thursday news reports: March 12, 2009

We have dealt separately with a study on predictors of response to sildenafil (Viagra) following radiation therapy. Other major news reported today deals with:

  • Incidence, morbidity, and mortality of prostate cancer among men of West African ancestry
  • Risks associated with using folate supplements
  • Combination of ADT with EBRT in treatment of intermediate risk prostate cancer … READ MORE …