Newly diagnosed? Free webinar on Wednesday, October 11

Prostate Cancer International is conducting a series of free webinars for patients and caregivers in October, November, and December.  Next Wednesday, October 11th, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Jan Manarite will lead a webinar for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. … READ MORE …

“Competitive analysis” in the development of drugs for advanced prostate cancer

So the other morning your sitemaster learned that a relatively new FirstWord Therapy Report had come out that dealt with future use of biopharmaceuticals in the treatment of progressive and advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

“New prostate cancer tests aim to reduce the death rate”

A new article with the above title (by Andrew Zaleski) on the CNBC web site gives background on some of the wide range of new tests that are starting to help to tell us who really needs early treatment for prostate cancer and who doesn’t. This article may be a useful backgrounder of many readers … but it doesn’t address all of these new tests …

Can new forms of robotic technology transform RALP experience?

For the past 15 or so years, the daVinci brand of surgical robot, developed and made by Intuitive, has dominated the marketplace for surgical robots. However, changes are coming that may challenge that effective monopoly. … READ MORE …

Effective, safe, and as fast as reasonably possible

For readers who are interested in the processes and the speed with which potential new cancer drugs can be brought to market here in the USA (and other places around the world too), there in an important article in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. … READ MORE …

Another new article validates proposed new IUSP grading system

Another new article (to be published in European Urology) has used data from > 25,000 patients to validate the proposed IUSP grading system, scheduled to replace the Gleason grading system over the next few years. … READ MORE …

James Mohler talks prostate cancer on CureTalk

On Tuesday this week, Dr. James L. Mohler of Roswell Park Cancer Institute participated in an hour-long discussion on key issues related to the diagnosis and management of early stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …