SBRT: the optimal dose

While excellent outcomes of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) have been reported since it was first used to treat prostate cancer in 2003, the delivered doses have ranged from 35 Gy in five treatments to 40 Gy in five treatments. … READ MORE …

How to get a free gallium-68 PSMA-11 PET/CT scan (and yes, there IS a catch)

A research team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking participants for a randomized, Phase III, clinical trial of the utility of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT molecular imaging for planning of salvage radiotherapy after first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

SBRT has excellent outcomes for intermediate-risk patients

Stereotactic body radiation therapy or SBRT (sometimes referred to as SABR or SHARP or CyberKnife) has had excellent 7-year outcomes in an update of the consortium study, including data from 10 single-institution trials and two multi-institutional trials. … READ MORE …

Whole pelvic salvage radiation + short-term ADT improves oncologic outcomes

We didn’t expect to see data from the SPPORT trial for another 2 years, but the research team hit their recruitment goal early and have already been able to provide 5-year results. … READ MORE …

New data shows that local prostate radiotherapy improves OS in some men with newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer

New data from the ongoing STAMPEDE trial in the UK and Switzerland has now confirmed that ablative radiation of the prostate itself (debulking of the primary tumor) improves overall survival (OS) in men newly diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer who have a low metastatic disease burden but not in those with higher burden of disease. … READ MORE …

Effects of prazosin + radiation therapy on recurrence-free survival

The following was brought to our attention by Arthur as a consequence of a question posed on Ask Arthur by a reader within the past 24 hours. … READ MORE …

ASTRO, ASCO, and AUA strongly endorse shortened course of IMRT for primary therapy

It will come as no surprise to our readers that moderately hypofractionated IMRT (first-line radiation delivered in 20 to 26 treatments or fractions instead of the conventional 40-44 fractions) has received strong endorsement from all of the major US organizations of physicians who treat prostate cancer. … READ MORE …