Prostate cancer news reports: March 17, 2010

In this news report we summarize studies dealing with:

  • Outcomes after RP in selected patients between 70 and 81 years of age
  • Management of men with prostate cancer recurrence after first-line EBRT
  • Innovative MRI-guided treatments as second- and third-line forms of management
  • Preclinical data on MAOA inhibition in prostate cancer … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, February 20, 2010

In today’s news reports we comment briefly on recent papers that deal with:

  • Radical prostatectomy in men > 75 years of age
  • The impact of anticoagulant therapy on clinical outcomes after radiation therapy
  • The “feasibility” of pre-surgical, docetaxel-based chemotherapy in high-risk patients … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: December 8, 2009

In today’s news reports we comment on articles dealing with:

  • The declining rate of prostate cancer mortality in the USA
  • Managing prostate cancer in the elderly
  • Re-validation of the Partin tables
  • RALP as salvage surgery for radiation-resistant patients … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, November 13, 2009

In today’s prostate cancer news reports we have noted items on:

  • The Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator and its use in community practice
  • Potential guidelines on prostate cancer management for the elderly
  • The relative risk of single focus as compared to multifocal disease … READ MORE …

Managing prostate cancer in “unfit” geriatric patients

Falci et al. have reviewed available data on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in relatively unhealthy (“unfit”), elderly patients — from a European perspective. … READ MORE …

Friday’s news and reports: December 12, 2008

Reports and news items today cover potential inaccuracies in using undiagnosed “case control” series, initial clinical trials of a new prostate cancer “vaccine,” and reviews of prostate cancer vaccine development and the management of prostate cancer in the elderly. … READ MORE …

All the prostate cancer news for Friday, August 8

Today’s news items all focus on issues that are closely connected to the recent and controversial  guidelines issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force:

  • The accuracy of current methods for predicting the likelihood of clinically insignificant (indolent) prostate cancer
  • The management of patients found to have incidental prostate cancer on treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and
  • The risks of overtreatment of men in their 70s and 80s after a diagnosis of prostate cancer … READ MORE …