Primary ADT in treatment of elderly men with organ-confined prostate cancer

One really has to wonder whether we are still treating elderly men, initially diagnosed with organ-confined prostate cancer, with first-line or “primary” androgen deprivation therapy ADT)! And if we are, why on Earth is that? … READ MORE …

Risk, prostate cancer, and being 70 to 80 years of age

So a relatively new article in Reviews in Urology caught your Sitemaster’s eye this morning — and worried him because it seemed to be communicating a conclusion of questionable accuracy, which we will explore below. And if we have misinterpreted the data provide in the paper, we are more than willing to be corrected. … READ MORE …

Treating metastatic prostate cancer in very elderly men: a review

A helpful review article on the treatment of metastatic and metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in very elderly men appears in last month’s issue of Clinical Interventions in Aging. … READ MORE …

Lower dosing of abiraterone acetate in treatment of elderly prostate cancer patients

A group of Italian clinicians and researchers have reported that low-dose abiraterone acetate along with very low-dose prednisone appears to be both effective and safe in the treatment of elderly patients between 85 and 93 years of age with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). … READ MORE …

Management of elderly men with low- and very low-risk prostate cancer

In a newly published article in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Mishra et al. have attempted to assess the application of immediate, first-line treatment among older men with favorable-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Is mass prostate cancer screening even ethical in men ≥ 65 years of age?

Now here’s a new perspective on the value of widespread prostate cancer screening from one of the founders of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week — Dr. David Crawford of the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, CO  (who is also the Chairman of the Prostate Conditions Education Council): … READ MORE …

Cancer (and prostate cancer) screening in the elderly

The value of regular testing of increasingly elderly men and women for risk of cancer is controversial. However, a new paper in the Archives of Internal Medicine has certainly added to our knowledge of just how widespread such testing may be … at least in the USA. … READ MORE …