Speed of change in the management of prostate cancer

One of our regular correspondents (who lives in England) was recently told something rather interesting by the Consultant Urologist he sees in the UK. … READ MORE …

Active surveillance in management of younger men with prostate cancer

Your sitemaster has long argued that it is perfectly reasonable for many younger men diagnosed with low- and very low-risk forms of prostate cancer to be managed initially on active surveillance (despite reticence on the parts of many physicians and many patients). … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer and its management: where we are at now

A relatively long article in the June 21 issue of US News & World Report discusses a series of topical issues related to the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer, including: … READ MORE …

Wide uptake of active surveillance across VA medical system

A research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports a major uptake in the application of active surveillance as a first-line form of management of prostate cancer across the Veterans Affairs health system here in the US since 2005. … READ MORE …

“Getting off biopsy train in prostate cancer”

“Getting off biopsy train in prostate cancer” is the title of the latest article by Howard Wolinsky (a long-time active active surveillance patient) on the MedPage Today web site. We recommend it to your attention. … READ MORE …

Should perineural invasion influence active surveillance and radiation treatment options?

Perineural invasion (PNI) is a risk factor detected on a biopsy in 15 to 38 percent of men with a prostate cancer diagnosis. … READ MORE …

Radiation-induced fatigue and prostate cancer management

One of the annoyances associated with radiation treatments given over a long duration (for prostate cancer and for other reasons) is a growing feeling of fatigue. … READ MORE …