New data suggest that salvage HIFU after EBRT is “a high-risk procedure”

A new article reports data from two centers on experience with whole-gland high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) salvage therapy for local recurrence following external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). .. READ MORE …

EBRT + total (combined) ADT in treatment of high-risk, localized and locally advanced prostate cancer

The big news today is the publication, in The Lancet, of the interim results of the NCIC CTG PR.3/MRC UK PR07 trial, originally presented by Warde et al. at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology in June 2010 and then by Mason et al. at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) that September. … READ MORE …

Predicting sexual function after first-line treatment for prostate cancer

A newly published report in the Journal of the American Medical Association provides data (from two large cohorts of patients) on the quality of sexual function among men undergoing first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

New ACR Appropriateness Criteria® for locally advanced (high risk) prostate cancer

For readers who are “into” the technical details, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has just updated the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® for the use of radiation therapy in the management of locally advanced (high risk) prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

All the different types of external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer: a good introduction

Over the past 20 years there has been an explosion in the different ways that we use varied types of external beam radiation therapy for the treatment of localized and locally advanced forms of prostate cancer. Where is the newly diagnosed patient able to find a good, basic introduction? … READ MORE …

Health-related QOL after salvage HIFU for recurrent, localized prostate cancer

Men with locally recurrent prostate cancer after first-line external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) have historically had three options for second-line treatment: salvage radical prostatectomy, salvage cryoablation, and salvage brachytherapy. … READ MORE …

EBRT as salvage therapy for refractory or progressive prostate cancer post-HIFU

An early release paper in the Canadian Urological Association Journal offers information on a series of patients treated with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) as salvage therapy after biochemical progression following high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as their first-line treatment. … READ MORE …