The accuracy (and value) of MRI methods in diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer

Two recent studies are helpful in clarifying the issue of when specific types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) meothds may be useful in the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

There have been a number of interesting reports over the past couple of days that are summarized briefly below. They encompass such topics as:

  • The validity of the Epstein criteria in predicting clinically indolent prostate cancer
  • MRI and MRSI in patient work-up prior to treatment for stage T1c disease
  • Contrast-enhanced, color Döppler ultrasound and prostate biopsy
  • Gleason scores and cancer “laterality” on biopsy and after surgery
  • Accuracy of prediction of “unilateral” prostate cancer, and implications for focal surgery
  • Patient age and probability of indolent disease
  • Testosterone levels, comorbidities, ADT, and mortality
  • A new “prostate mechanical imaging system” … READ MORE …

The Thursday prostate cancer news: February 12, 2009

Four new reports today deal with:

  • Higher grade disease in men diagnosed with prostate cancer because of LUTS
  • The role of MR/MRI in prostate biopsy for carefully defined patients
  • Risk for understaging of prostate cancer
  • Sorenafib in treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer … READ MORE …

Non-ASTRO-related news update: Thursday, September 25

Additional, non-ASTRO-related news today  includes the following:

  • Screening, treatment, and mortality in Medicare-eligible populations
  • Genetic variants and relationships to clinical and pathological variables
  • The application of MRI in prostate cancer management
  • Predictors of aggressive biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy … READ MORE …