Projection of 15-year prostate cancer-specific survival after radical prostatectomy

For several years we have been able to use the Kattan nomograms to project 5-, 7-, and 10-year recurrence-free survival before and after radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer, based on the patient’s age, stage, Gleason score, and other relevant data (associated with biopsy or surgical findings, as appropriate). … READ MORE …

Life expectancy and lifetime risk of prostate cancer mortality

The recently revised National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for the management of prostate cancer emphasize the importance of life expectancy in estimating individual patient risk of prostate cancer mortality — particularly for those patients with low- and very low-risk disease. … READ MORE …

15-year outcomes after radical prostatectomy: a new predictive model

An article just published by a highly respected group of specialists in the Journal of Clinical Oncology adds emphasis to the problem faced by patients newly diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

AUA report and update no. 8: Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two studies presented at the AUA on Monday dealt with the mortality rates of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated with differing types of first line therapy. … READ MORE …