QOL after cryotherapy vs. EBRT

Earlier this year we reported the initial results of a truly randomized Canadian trial of cryotherapy vs. external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. The same group of authors have now reported follow-up data on quality of life. … READ MORE …

5-year biochemical recurrence rates after first-line cryotherapy

A recent publication has correlated nadir post-cryoablation PSA levels (i.e., the lowest PSA level achieved by the patient after treatment) with long-term biochemical disease-free survival in a risk-stratified cohort of patients with prostate cancer treated with cryoablation. … READ MORE …

Your weekend news reports: April 4, 2009

The three reports in today’s news cover:

  • A future perspective on treatments for localized disease
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in Europe
  • Long-term follow-up on urinary toxicities following brachytherapy … READ MORE …

The Thursday news reports: February 27, 2009

In news from sources other than the Genitourinary Cancer Symposium today, we have six reports on:

  • Oxidative stress and the development of prostate cancer
  • A review of PSA kinetics in the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of prstate cancer
  • Focal therapy in general and focal cryoablation specifically
  • The relevance of elevated chondroitin sulphate levels and androgen receptor levels to prostate cancer progression … READ MORE …