Risk category definitions, trial protocols, and clinical outcomes

Recent research data raise questions as to whether clinical trial protocols — and their results — are being skewed (notably for men with so-called “intermediate-risk” disease) by current definitions of risk category. … READ MORE …

Long-term outcomes and risk categories among Swedish men with localized prostate cancer

The abstracts of papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association are now available for scrutiny on-line — including by those who are not attending the meeting. Over the next week of so, The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink plans to read through these abstracts and comment on the ones that appears to be of significant clinical interest. … READ MORE …

How am I meant to get THERE from HERE?

A new report just published on line in the Journal of Urology has shown that — at least in the state of North Carolina — distance from the nearest urologist affects prostate cancer risk category at diagnosis and may disproportionately impact black as opposed to white patients. … READ MORE …

What does your doctor mean by “localized” prostate cancer?

Every day across America and around the world, newly diagnosed patients are told they have “localized” prostate cancer … with the associated implication that this is a relatively “good thing” compared to a diagnosis of “advanced” prostate cancer.  But what does “localized” prostate cancer really mean in individual cases? … READ MORE …