The potential of focal therapy: another assessment

For several years, various research teams have been assessing the potential of focal therapy as a means to treat carefully selected men with localized prostate cancer. However, to date, the ability to identify such men with accuracy prior to such treatment is still in question. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, November 13, 2009

In today’s prostate cancer news reports we have noted items on:

  • The Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator and its use in community practice
  • Potential guidelines on prostate cancer management for the elderly
  • The relative risk of single focus as compared to multifocal disease … READ MORE …

The Tuesday news reports: February 24, 2009

We have dealt separately with an article on the way in which surgical technique appears to affect the likelihood of positive surgical margins after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). Other reports today cover:

  • Whether multifocal tumors are “riskier” that single prostate cancer tumors
  • The role of n-3 fatty acids in prevention of selected cancers (including prostate cancer)
  • Lycopene in prevention and treatment of prostate cancer
  • Serum cholesterol levels and prostate cancer
  • Different forms of imaging for prostate cancer localization during EBRT
  • Carboplatin + etopside chemotherapy in late-stage metastatic disease … READ MORE …