Updated PIVOT data seem to support recent AUA/ASTRO/SUO guidelines

A new article in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine has given us follow-up data from the PIVOT trial of radical prostatectomy vs. simple observation in treatment of localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

ADT + radiation therapy in men with high-risk prostate cancer

So one of the more important papers that will be presented at the ASCO meeting in Chicago today will give us the 10-year results of the Canadian PCS IV trial. … READ MORE …

New guidance on treatment of localized prostate cancer from AUA and others

Over the weekend, the American Urological Association (AUA), together with the Society for Urologic Oncology (SUO), and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued new guidance on the treatment of localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Decision making and the treatment of localized prostate cancer today

This month’s issue of Urologic Oncology contains a series of six articles that may be of particular interest to prostate cancer support group leaders and other prostate cancer educators. … READ MORE …

Does adding an aspirin improve outcomes to treatment for localized prostate cancer?

The clinical research community in the UK (with access to relevant government funding) still appears to be able to do the types of trial of older drugs that would rarely if ever get done here in America today. … READ MORE …

Formal comment from ASTRO on the results of the ProtecT trial

The following official statement was issued on September 15 by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO): … READ MORE …

Alas, … the surgery vs. radiation therapy war continues …

In what certainly appears to be the largest and most thorough meta-analysis published to date, the authors conclude that surgery is a more effective first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer than radiation therapy. However, … READ MORE …