Active surveillance in Oz: a situation report

An interesting article published a couple of week’s ago in the Medical Journal of Australia reports on “real world issues” related to the implementation of active surveillance (AS) in Oz. … READ MORE …

From the past to the future … the appropriate use of active monitoring

A new article just published in the journal Cancer concludes that “active surveillance is underused” in the management of low-risk prostate cancer. However, one has to be careful about how one interpret the data in (and the conclusions of) this particular article. … READ MORE …

Active surveillance today: a summary of the Sunnybrook experience and related factors

In an important new paper in Current Opinion in Urology (available free as a full-text article), Dr. Laurie Klotz has provided an excellent summary of his perspective on the current application of active surveillance in the management of low-risk prostate cancer, based on the 20-year experience of the Sunnybrook group and other data. … READ MORE …

Short-term outcomes after radical prostatectomy and surgeon training/practice site

Now here’s some data that may cause a bit of a furore … so before the US-based urologists get upset, we’d like to point out that this is a Canadian study based on data from members of the Canadian urology community in a single, unidentified Canadian province! … READ MORE …

The coming realities in the management of prostate cancer

There’s an interesting interview with Dr. Anthony Zeitman — the president of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) — in the most recent issue of The ASCO Post — a news magazine distributed to members of ASCO. … READ MORE …

PSA levels, prostate cancer risk, and diagnosis in the “real world”

For all of the academic literature and the recommendations of guideline-generating organizations on testing, diagnosis, and management of prostate cancer, urologists out in community practice may show considerable variation in their clinical practice patterns. … READ MORE …