The news report: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today’s reports deal with:

  • Prediction of positive lymph pelvic nodes in newly diagnosed patients
  • Active surveillance: current criteria for management and outcomes overview
  • Metabolic complications of androgen deprivation therapy … READ MORE …

The Friday news report: March 13, 2009

We have identified a total of eight new reports today, of which three are particularly interesting, dealing with:

  • Pelvic floor stimulation and biofeedback in the early recovery of continence post-surgery
  • Adjuvant radiation therapy in men with lymph node-positive prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy
  • The so-called “urinary flare syndrome” 16-24 months after permanent seed implant brachytherapy

The other five reports are briefly mentioned with links to the relevant abstracts. … READ MORE …

Wednesday’s news: October 15, 2008

There is a significant number of new reports today, addressing such issues as: data from a large series of robotic prostatectomy patients; the importance of positive surgical margins and their management; the significance of number of positive lymph nodes in N+M0 patients; evolving models of the role of testosterone in prostate cancer progression; and data on the clinical use of the investigational LHRH antagonist degarelix. … READ MORE …

Positive lymph node detection in treatment of prostate cancer: an update

In a major lecture at the European Association of Urology annual meeting in Milan, Dr. Michael Jewett (Toronto) addressed the detection and mapping of regional lymph nodes (LN) in management of genitourinary cancers. 

The occurrence of positive lymph nodes is critical to the diagnosis and staging of patients with prostate cancer (and other forms of genitourinary cancer) because it can be a clear indicator of risk for micrometastatic disease. … MORE