The Tuesday news update: March 3, 2009

Today’s news covers:

  • The ongoing trial of toremifene 20 mg in prevention of prostate cancer
  • Interleukin-6 in the development of prostate cancer
  • Preservation of the fascia and recovery of erectile function post-surgery
  • The use of urethral wall stents and delayed artificial urinary sphincters to treat men with severe, recurrent bladder neck contracture and incontinence after radical prostatectomy … READ MORE …

The Monday news update: March 2, 2009

New reports today address:

  • Positive surgical margins: RALP vs. RRP
  • Circulating tumor cells levels and survival of castration-resistant prostate cancer patients
  • Patient preference and management of post-surgical incontinence … READ MORE …

Continence and erectile function between 2 and 4 years post-surgery

There are few published reports on changes in continence and erectile function beyond 2 years after radical prostatectomy. A newly published, prospective study has reported on continence and erectile function between 2 and 4 years after radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news update: Tuesday, 9 September

This morning’s news update deals with two newly published studies:

  • The relative effectiveness of two different types of artificial sphincter for the chronically incontinent post-treatment
  • The impact of ADT on metabolic and cardiovascular processes and the risk for significant adverse reactions as a consequence of hypogonadism … READ MORE …

More prostate cancer news: Tuesday, August 12

There are several interesting new papers reported today, and two very important ones (which have been addressed in separate posts). This post addresses:

  • A retrospective analysis of the relative predictive value of positive surgical margins following radical prostatectomy in the pre- and post-PSA eras
  • A new nursing model for management of urinary incontinence post-prostatectomy
  • The importance of assessing risk for transitional zone prostate cancer in patients already diagnosed with bladder cancer, and
  • A review of developing strategies for the treatment of late-stage prostate cancer
  • Other reports today address adjuvant vs. salvage radiation therapy and quality of care in management of early stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …