Risk stratification for radiation therapy

Risk stratification involves assigning patients to categories based on diagnostic risk factors. The goal is to identify those patients who are more or less likely to respond to specific therapies (or active surveillance). … READ MORE …

Salvage radiation therapy and the need for concurrent ADT; the value of the Decipher test

A paper given at the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Ocology (ASTRO) suggests that the Decipher genomic classifier may help to distinguish between treatment options for men in need of salvage radiation therapy after first-line radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

Genomic classifier can help identify patients who may not need adjuvant radiation

A decision that tortures patients with adverse findings (positive margins, and/or stage T3/4) after prostatectomy is whether to jump into adjuvant radiation right away, or wait until PSA rises to 0.2 ng/ml before having salvage radiation. … READ M\ORE …