“Long-term” data on FLA in the treatment of localized prostate cancer

An important new paper in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology has just provided us with the first large set of data on the outcomes of men with prostate cancer treated with focal laser ablation (FLA). … READ MORE …

Tookad-Soluble + VTP effective and safe in treatment of low-risk prostate cancer

Another new media report (based on data just published in Lancet Oncology) states that “vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy” or VTP in combination with an experimental drug called padeliporfin or WST11 can be used to successfully treat low-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

CureTalk on focal laser ablation therapy for prostate cancer

Last Tuesday, through the CureTalks service, we held an hour-long discussion with Dr. Ara Karamanian about the evolving and potential role of focal laser ablation (FLA) in the management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Focal laser ablation — a CureTalk discussion

At 6:00 p.m. this evening, Eastern Time, here in the USA, we will be collaborating with our friends at CureTalks to provide an introduction to focal laser ablation in the treatment of prostate cancer. To sign up, to listen in, or ask questions, please click here. … READ MORE …

Data from a formal Phase I trial of MR-guided, focal laser surgery

A paper on line in the journal Radiology offers some of the earliest, formally published data from a major academic medical center on the clinical use of focal laser ablation in the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Laser dissection of the NVBs during RALP

A newly published report provides initial information from a pilot study on the feasibility of laser dissection of the neurovascular bundles (NVBs) during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) as a treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

If you decide to donate your body for prostate cancer research …

… after you pass away, this is the sort of study that you may be able to watch it be used for (always assuming that there is actually a life after death and that you have the ability to observe what happens to your prior “vessel”). … READ MORE …