Neoadjuvant hormone therapy prior to surgery

In the early 1990s, many urologists thought that they might be able to improve surgical outcomes by treating patients with a short course of hormone therapy prior to the actual surgery. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In today’s news reports we comment on studies dealing with:

  • PSA level, body mass index, risk, and outcomes
  • External beam radiotherapy in treatment of Japanese patients
  • An endorectal balloon to prevent anal/rectal side effects of radiation?
  • The optimal period of neoadjuvant hormone therapy prior to radiation therapy … READ MORE …

Your weekend news reports: March 21, 2009

This weekend’s news reports include items on:

  • Androgen pathway genes and prostate cancer risk
  • Pre-treatment PSA doubling time and prediction of Gleason score
  • The diagnosis of prostate cancer in men with a diagnosis of HG-PIN
  • Neoadjuvant hormone therapy in men undergoing brachytherapy
  • Acupuncture as a means to manage hot flashes … READ MORE …