Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, November 21, 2009

In today’s prostate cancer news reports there are brief comments on a number of interesting (if technically dense) articles dealing with such topics as:

  • The need for regularity of post-treatment PSA testing
  • Surgical outcomes of men with Gleason 8-10 disease over 20 years of experience
  • Loss of penile length after radical prostatectomy
  • Does bladder cancer invasion meet the standard for pathologic stage T4? … READ MORE …

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 …

Is surgery appropriate for men with Gleason 8-10 disease?

It is well known that a Gleason score of 8-10 at the time of diagnosis is predictive of less good long-term outcomes in the treatment of prostate cancer. However, it is also well known that many men who present with early stage prostate cancer and a Gleason score of 8-10 do very well following radical surgery. … READ MORE …