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 …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, June 27, 2009

Today’s news reports deal with such items as:

  • Genomic testing for prostate cancer and the value of specific SNPs
  • What do pre-treatment MRI/MRSI tests and molecular profiling add to prognostic significance?
  • Quality of life following salvage brachytherapy … READ MORE …