St. Gallen consensus conference on treatment of advanced prostate cancer

Apparently, early in 2015, there was a major international consensus conference, among nearly 50 of the leading international authorities, on the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Expert opinion on criteria for application of focal therapy

The  statements that you will find below represent the “expert opinion” of a multinational group of specialists who have been using focal therapy investigationally in the treatment of men with certain types of prostate cancer in recent years. … READ MORE …

Physicians’ attitudes and the management of low-risk prostate cancer in older American men

According to newly published data in JAMA Internal Medicine and discussed on the Reuters web site today, “physician characteristics may play a larger role than disease characteristics when it comes to how patients with low-risk prostate cancer are initially treated.” This won’t come as a big surprise to most experienced prostate cancer advocates. … READ MORE …

Lack of evidence should be clearly shared with patients

Many readers of this news blog may want to listen to or read Dr. Gerald Chodak’s latest video blog on the Medscape Oncology web site. … READ MORE …

Data-less opinion gets too much space in Forbes this week

A misleadingly titled op-ed in Forbes magazine this week by two very committed prostate cancer surgeons reflects the sad lack of reality exhibited by some representatives of the clinical treatment community. … READ MORE …

Are US urologists really acceptant of active surveillance?

According to a new study published on line in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 370/425 urologists who responded to a recent survey felt that active surveillance was a reasonable management strategy and about 350/425 actually manage patients by using this approach. But … READ MORE …

Public perception and [prostate and other] cancer screenings

We aren’t sure exactly what this adds to the recent conversations, but Gallup, the market research firm, has just provided results of a poll that asked 1,102 upstanding American adults for their opinions about cancer screening. … READ MORE …