Is the “flare” response to initiation of LHRH therapy “real” or not?

For all of the past 30 years, it has been the accepted wisdom that starting a patient on medically induced androgen deprivation therapy (ADT, e.g., with leuproplide acetate/Lupron) during treatment of prostate cancer placed the patient at risk for an initial “flare” response that induced a short-term stimulus to serum testosterone levels and therefore to the development of any tumor. … READ MORE …

How prostate cancer diagnosis affects one’s mind

Courtland Milloy is an African-American journalist in Washington, DC. Recently, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Thursday, June 18, 2009

Articles addressed in this report deal with:

  • The reactions of men to a diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Current and potential uses of dynamic, contrast-enhanced MRI in patient evaluation
  • How much does benign prostatic tissue affect PSA levels after radical prostatectomy?
  • The potential of sunitinib and vandetanib  in treatment of CRPC … READ MORE …