“The Catheter’s Lament” by Martin Kiernan

Every patient who has had a radical prostatectomy (and many others too) know what a urinary catheter is. The idea that it might engender poetry is a little “out of left field”. However, … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news update: Tuesday, August 26

There are several interesting news items today, as follows:

  • Ethnic variation in the performance of PSA and PSA density as markers for risk of prostate cancer
  • Potential underuse of active surveillance in eligible patients
  • Application of active surveillance in a 40-patient case series
  • The potential to eliminate the need for a urethral (Foley) catheter post-surgery
  • Circulating tumor cell levels as a predictor for response to androgen deprivation therapy … READ MORE …