Large study to investigate MRI prior to biopsy for prostate cancer diagnosis

A large study in the United Kingdom — the PROMIS study — will shortly start to recruit patients in an attempt to see whether multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) can help find prostate cancer and learn the extent of disease prior to prostate biopsy. … READ MORE …

What’s hot at the AUA annual meeting (Monday)?

With many hundreds of prostate cancer-specific posters and oral presentations each day at the meeting, even trying to pick the sessions one wants to cover can be a challenge, but some general trends are becoming evident. … READ MORE …

3D TRUS-MRI fusion-based, targeted biopsy using Artemis technology

A new paper in Urologic Oncology, taken in combination with a media release and a video release from the UCLA Health System, have described a sophisticated method of combining data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate with a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound system to optimize outcomes of prostate biopsies. … READ MORE …

Appropriate frequency of spinal MRI scans in men with metastatic CRPC

Spinal cord compression (SCC) is a major complication of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and the onset of SCC is associated with potentially severe neurological problems. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today’s prostate cancer news reports address articles on:

  • The role of MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis
  • The accuracy of different types of MR imaging
  • Removal of the seminal vesicles in surgical treatment of low-risk disease
  • Current treatment strategies for advanced prostate cancer … READ MORE …

The prostate cancer news report: Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We are returning to “normal” today with the standard “news reports.” Today’s items deal with:

  • Evolving biomarkers and new tests and their future application
  • MRI in diagnosis, staging, and prognosis of prostate cancer
  • Intraprostatic injection of LHRH agonists and antagonists: is it viable?
  • Gefitinib in HRPC: no evident impact on quality of life … READ MORE …

The news report: Thursday, April 9, 2009

Today’s news reports address:

  • The association between metabolic syndrome and prostate cancer
  • The association between health habits (smoking, drinking, and exercise) and prostate cancer risk
  • The use of MRI to project risk of disease recurrence post-surgery
  • Another possible long-term drug development lead … READ MORE …