Wednesday’s news reports: February 25, 2009 — Part 3

Our third report today covers such topics as:

  • A positive biopsy risk nomogram for men in New Zealand
  • A review of current trends and priorities in surgical technique for radical prostatectomy
  • A review of the potential of functional MRI-based systems for the diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Demonstration of a relationship between circulating tumor cells and circulating tumor-associated DNA in blood
  • Evaluation of a new, biologically based IMRT treatment planning system … READ MORE …

Blood calcium levels and prostate cancer risk

A Reuters report issued today quotes US-based researchers as saying that men with elevated levels of calcium in their blood may have a much higher risk of getting fatal prostate cancer than the average man with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …