Pelvic lymph node dissection and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

With the introduction of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) there came suggestions from some surgeons that this technique made pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) more difficult. However, a new review by a respected international group of authors clearly disagrees with this suggestion. … READ MORE …

Pelvic lymph node dissection and prostate cancer-specific survival after surgery

According to an editorial commentary by Evans on the UroToday web site yesterday, a Canadian study published in BJU International last November has raised some interesting questions about the potential value of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) during the surgical treatment of men with prostate cancer of any stage. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, July 25, 2009

Today’s news reports address items on:

  • The burden of prostate cancer in Canada
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection and RALP
  • Data from early trials of sipuleucel-T in advanced prostate cancer
  • Implementation of osteoporosis screening guidelines in prostate cancer patients … READ MORE …

More Tuesday news reports: April 21, 2009

In today’s other news reports there are items on:

  • Mistrust between patients and their doctors regarding prostate cancer issues
  • Use of a new, 3D transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy system
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection and its extent in prostate cancer staging and outcome
  • Negative result of oblimersen sodium prior to docetaxel in castration-resistant prostate cancer … READ MORE …

The news report: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Today’s news report covers articles on:

  • Prevention of prostate cancer and other prostate disorders
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Sexual activity at 15 years after radiation therapy
  • Non-hormonal, non-surgical orchiectomy
  • Another possible prostate cancer drug … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news update, PART A: Tuesday, July 28

There’s a lot of news this morning, so we are breaking it up into two sections (Parts A and B) to make it easier to read. … MORE …