Prostvac in the treatment of prostate cancer: an update

As many readers will remember, Prostvac is an active immunotherapeutic vaccine that — some years ago — had shown promising results in a randomized Phase II clinical trial. … READ MORE …

LAST CHANCE to participate in our current survey

By late yesterday nearly 600 men had completed our recent survey and most of them had expressed some degree of interest in participating in the quality of life trial we will be initiating soon. Again, thanks to all of you who have done that. … READ MORE …

Modern prostate cancer imaging: application of the right scan at the right time

A new “opinion” article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology this week has addressed the complex issue of how best to think about (a) how we are regulating use of and (b) how we are applying new forms of imaging technique in the management of prostate cancer … READ MORE …

Whole pelvic salvage radiation + short-term ADT improves oncologic outcomes

We didn’t expect to see data from the SPPORT trial for another 2 years, but the research team hit their recruitment goal early and have already been able to provide 5-year results. … READ MORE …

Active surveillance in Oz: a situation report

An interesting article published a couple of week’s ago in the Medical Journal of Australia reports on “real world issues” related to the implementation of active surveillance (AS) in Oz. … READ MORE …

CTC levels as a surrogate endpoint for clinical trials in mCRPC

A newly published analysis of data from five major clinical trials involving > 6,000 patients has provided us with additional information about circulating tumor cell (CTC) levels as an endpoint for clinical trials. … READ MORE …

Astrology and the interpretation of data from clinical trials

Over the weekend, an  interesting article on clinical trials appeared (somewhat unexpectedly) in the New York Times color supplement. … READ MORE …