Friday’s news reports: February 20, 2009

There are several news items again today. They deal with:

  • Health-related quality of life of disadvantaged prostate cancer patients
  • Post-surgical continence and preservation of the lateral fascia
  • Relative health-related quality of life after radical prostatectomy and brachytherapy
  • The activities of the protease-activated receptors PAR1 and PAR2
  • Lymph node assessment and lymphadenectomy in management of prostate cancer
  • Associations between total and ionized serum calcium and prostate cancer mortality … READ MORE …

Positive lymph node detection in treatment of prostate cancer: an update

In a major lecture at the European Association of Urology annual meeting in Milan, Dr. Michael Jewett (Toronto) addressed the detection and mapping of regional lymph nodes (LN) in management of genitourinary cancers. 

The occurrence of positive lymph nodes is critical to the diagnosis and staging of patients with prostate cancer (and other forms of genitourinary cancer) because it can be a clear indicator of risk for micrometastatic disease. … MORE