The value of MRI prior to surgery as a treatment for localized prostate cancer

A recent media release from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is headed, “Preoperative MRU may reduce risk of nerve damage in prostate cancer surgeries” … and this is absolutely true. … READ MORE …

Limited predictive accuracy of endorectal coil MRI

Patients believed to be at potential risk for prostate cancer that may extend outside the prostate itself — through extracapsular extension (ECE) or seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) — often undergo imaging studies in planning for their treatment. Endorectal coil magnetic resonance imaging (erMRI) as been a commonly used form of such imaging. … READ MORE …

Does a pre-op MRI change surgical decision-making?

Data presented last week at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society suggest that preoperative, endorectal magnetic resonance imaging (eMRI) of the prostate may help urologic surgeons to make decisions about whether to carry out nerve-sparing or non-nerve-sparing surgery in patients with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Weekend prostate cancer news update: Saturday, July 26

Articles summarized in this weekend news update include information about:

  • The value of endorectal MRI imaging in staging patients with respect to whether they have cancer confined to the prostate or extracapsular disease
  • Patterns of disease recurrence after salvage radical prostatectomy for patients with radiation-recurrent disease
  • The potential of PSA kinetics to improve prediction of likelihood for survival in men with hormone-refractory prostate cancer, and
  • The appropriateness of testosterone replacement therapy in men with hypogonadism after curative treatment for prostate cancer … MORE …