International prostate cancer registry initiated in Australasia

According to a newly published article in BJU International, a new prostate cancer registry (Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry — Australia and New Zealand or PCOR-ANZ) has been established to monitor outcomes of prostate cancer treatment and care “in a cost-effective manner”. … READ MORE …

SBRT registries (and the interpretation of registry-based data)

Patient registries are potentially a rich source of information with which to evaluate outcomes. They often include patient characteristics, details of the therapies they received, and outcomes tracked over time. They also provide full population data of all patients treated at participating centers, and can provide very large amounts of data over time. … READ MORE …

Of ORPs and RALPs: data from the Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry

Data from just over 2,000 prostate cancer patients in the Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry (VPCR, from the State of Victoria, Australia) suggest some difference in outcomes between men receiving open and robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The “best” form of first-line treatment for clinically significant, localized prostate cancer

From the perspective of the disinterested observer, one of the very least edifying aspects of issues related to the management of prostate cancer has been the nearly 50-year-long “discussion” between the urology community and the radiation oncology community about the most appropriate way(s) to treat localized disease. … READ MORE …

CSC starts up new prostate cancer patient registry project

We have just heard that the Cancer Support Community (CSC) has initiated a major new patient registry specifically for men who have or have had prostate cancer. This registry has been initiated in collaboration with Us TOO International and ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer. … READ MORE

Astellas, Medivation initiate TRUMPET registry study

Many patients newly diagnosed with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) may be interested in participating in a new registry study known as the TRUMPET study, which has just started to enroll patients and is sponsored by Astellas and Medivation (the developers and marketers of enzalutamide/Xtandi). … READ MORE …

US national prostate cancer registry coming to life soon

At the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) this morning, Dr. Matt Cooperberg reported that a total of 450 US-based urologists had now signed up to contribute data on their prostate cancer patients to the AQUA Registry. … READ MORE …