Combined brachytherapy, EBRT, and ADT for high-risk disease

Eight-year outcome data are now available for patients with Gleason score 8-10 prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Today’s news reports address items on:

  • Outcomes from different types of radical prostatectomy
  • Radiation therapy in patients > 80 years of age
  • Paclitaxel-based, second-line chemotherapy
  • Prostate and other cancers in transplant patients … READ MORE …

Advances in external beam radiotherapy for treatment of localized prostate cancer

In the past year or so there have been three significant technological advances in the use of external beam radiotherapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer, and we want to be sure that the patient community is both aware of and understands the limitations of these technological advances. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer reports from ASTRO, no. 2

Prostate cancer reports from the 50th annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), being held in Boston, are kindly provided by Eyad Abu-Isa, MD, a resident in radiation oncology at the University of Michigan.

Most of the prostate cancer data presented in today’s scientific sessions were from retrospective reviews and the afternoon genitourinary session was focused on biomarkers and predictors of outcome in prostate cancer. … READ MORE …