Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, September 18, 2009

In today’s news reports we have focused primarily on data showing that specific things do not seem to work well in prostate cancer risk assessment and diagnosis:

  • Neither PSA velocity nor the PSA/serum testosterone ratio are normally predictive for risk of prostate cancer in undiagnosed patients.
  • Post-surgical tumor volume is not predictive for risk of prostate cancer progression.
  • A new nomogram predicts risk of pathological upgrading post-surgery. … READ MORE …

A topical update on free/total PSA

Two recent publications have dealt with issues related to the appropriate application of the free/total PSA ratio test in patients at potential risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …