Prostate cancer news report: Monday, November 16, 2009

Three reports discussed today address the refinement of risk information in the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer, with specific regard to:

  • Whether PSA levels should be adjusted based on BMI
  • The prediction of Gleason score upstaging after surgery
  • Tumor volume and percent cancer as predictors of prostate cancer progression post-surgery … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer-specific mortality and Gleason grade

Several reports have clearly shown that biochemical recurrence (a rising PSA) after first-line treatment is more common among men with a Gleason score of 4 + 3 = 7 than it is in men with a Gleason score of 3 + 4 = 7. However, there has been no confirmation of an association between these Gleason scores and risk for prostate cancer-specific death. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Today’s prostate cancer news reports cover items on:

  • Assessment of quality of life after radical prostatectomy
  • Permanent seed brachytherapy in treatment of localized disease
  • Cryotherapy in treatment of patients with Gleason 8-10 localized disease
  • Actonel and/or estradiol in prevention of SREs … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In today’s news reports we cover items on:

  • Prediction of risk for prostate cancer under-grading based on biopsy data
  • The obesity/risk equation in prostate cancer
  • Capecitabine + docetaxel in metastatic CRPC … READ MORE …

AUA report and update no. 3: Sunday, April 26, 2009

The following four reports address some other interesting papers and posters presented at the AUA today. … READ MORE …

Wednesday’s prostate cancer news: February 11, 2009

Today’s news reports contain four key items:

  • A review of the potential of phytochemicals in treatment of prostate cancer
  • A Norwegian study on correlation between biopsy-based and post-surgical Gleason scores
  • A retrospective study on risk for prostate cancer in men being treated with testosterone replacement therapy
  • An announcement of new data on PSP94 in the diagnosis of prostate cancer … READ MORE …

The Tuesday news reports: January 13, 2008

In addition to the comentary on outcomes of radical prostatectomy in men of 70 years and older, there are four reports in today’s news, addressing:

  • Garlic as a dietary component that prevents cancer
  • How “knock down” of androgen receptor expression and PCPH expression may potentially impact prostate cancer treatment
  • The clinical impact of discordant post-biopsy and post-Gleason scores on outcomes in men being treated with surgery. … READ MORE …