Sexual function and serum T levels, before, on, and after 9 months of ADT

As many readers of this news service will be aware, good data on the recovery of libido and sexual function after a period of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are limited. We have long known that such recovery is variable, and we also know that it can take time, but sound data from a large cohort of patients has been “missing in action,” so to speak. A new paper by Ng et al. has now remedied this problem. … READ MORE …

Orgasmic function is not the same as sexual function: what are we really being told?

We are having a hard time with a media release issued yesterday by BJU International in relation to a study just published in that journal by Tewari et al. (Actually, we are having a hard time with the results of the study itself too.) … READ MORE …

How good are good “trifecta” data after surgery?

One of the constant questions that arises in the management of prostate cancer is just how many patients actually achieve the full “trifecta” (freedom from biochemical progression, pad-free continence, and good erectile function) after surgical treatment for localized disease. … READ MORE …

Erectile function, motivation, sex, and satisfaction post-surgery

A recent article offers data from an initial investigation of the impact of sexual motivation on the sexual health and satisfaction of men treated by radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

AUA report and update no. 10: Thursday, April 30, 2009

In a plenary session on Tuesday, Dr. William Aronson summarized current understanding about the impact of diet and lifestyle on prostate cancer development and progression. … READ MORE …

The Wednesday news report: March 25, 2009

We have separately addressed data from a 15-year follow-up of a population-based Swedish screening study. Other reports today deal with:

  • The impact of dietary and supplemental zinc on prostate cancer risk
  • Prediction of risk for loss/preservation of erectile function post- prostatectomy
  • Anti-androgen therapy and brachytherapy: options and outcomes … READ MORE ….

The prostate cancer news: Monday, September 22

In today’s news we report on:

  • A review of “modern” cryosurgical treatment for localized prostate cancer
  • A trial demonstrating that sural nerve grafts do not improve erectile function post-surgery … READ MORE …